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WANTED: banana for potting

Posted by tickledmink z5 MI (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 18, 06 at 17:39

Ok I am a northener who wants to grow a banana plant...this would be so cool for my grandkids to see how bananas grow. I don't know if it is possible so would need lots of advice on this subject. I could keep it outside all summer and bring it indoors in the winter. I am fairly new to gardening and have a couple things to offer in return...
thornless raspberries
a couple asparagus roots (2 year roots)
lots of nanking bush cherry seedlings, 1-3 years old

I really hope I can get someone who will be willing to teach me and my grandkids all about bananas. TIA Kim

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RE: WANTED: banana for potting

Hi, I have a Basjoo Banana that is cold hardy for all 50 states. It can stay out all year round if mulched well in the colder states. It can withstand temps at below 0 when mulched. It will die back in the winter so would need to be cut back to about a foot or two after the first freeze. It will come back from the roots the next year when the temps warm up. It gets about 18 feet tall and produces a banana but it is not an edible banana. It is very fibrous but very much a conversation piece. Don't know if you would be interested or not in this type or not.

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