Do you think this is a dwarf musa cavendish? (pics)

mersiepoo(6)September 30, 2008

I have pics of the newer ones, as well as the older plants. In the older plants, you can see a little bit of red on parts of the leaves. When I bought this, it was advertised as a dwarf musa. I've never gotten bananas from it though, so can't say for sure. What do you think? Thank you for any advice. :)

The pups:

The adult:

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Looks like cavendish, but I'm not sure if it's Musa dwarf Cavendish(stems look kinda slender), it could be one of the other cavendishs. But then again the dwarf is the most widely sold.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2008 at 3:42PM
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I just wish they would make some 'nanners for me, ha ha!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2008 at 6:10PM
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gardenguy_(z6b PA)

Keep em alive, and give em growing room and you just might never know! : )

    Bookmark   October 4, 2008 at 11:06AM
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chong(z8 WA)

I think those are Dwarf Cavendish. If you get pretty warm summers, and you plant them in a 30-gallon or larger pot, you can get blooms and fruit from them. In a container, I've seen them fruit at 5-foot height(pseudo-stem). That's assuming that you'd overwinter them inside near a bright window or with supplemental lighting.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2008 at 7:44PM
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njoynit(Z8b Coastal ~secluded)

They look it to me.I got a pup in trade last year?or year before.Think year before.Its got some pups around it now& its young leaves in the spring will get the p[urple treaks but not rest of year.Mines not fruited or anything yet.she told me they could fruit sometime after 2 feet& though they say most grow to about 5 ft shes had some grow 7-8 ft.she was in West Palm FL.mines still stubby looking though.yours looks good.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2008 at 10:44AM
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