New to bananas and needs help

JAGreen(Z6 MI)October 26, 2006

Good day, I would like to start growing bananas. I have done some research. I have been looking into 3 bananas (SDC, Dwarf Red, and a Dwarf C). The only problem is I would like to start out with only 2 bananas (one for a friend and one for me). Since I live in the north, I plan on having the plants in pots and bring them in during the winter. I would like fruit. In your expert opinion, which 2 should I buy? I would also welcome any help with growing them. Thank you for your time.

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pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

Skip the SDC and trade the DC for a Dwarf Namwah.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2006 at 9:38PM
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JAGreen(Z6 MI)

Thank you for the advice. Why the Dwarf Namwah?

    Bookmark   October 27, 2006 at 12:25PM
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pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

It's still dwarf, a better performer and far better taste.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2006 at 12:04AM
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gw:banana-grower

Hi I suggest the Williams, here is the info 'Williams Hybrid' is one of the main bananas of commerce. The plant grows to 6 to 8 feet. They produce very large heads of fruit that are sweet and delicious. They are wind resistant and cold hardy. see pic at link below

Here is a link that might be useful: my banana plants

    Bookmark   October 28, 2006 at 10:36PM
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