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When will Musa Basjoo produce bananas?

Posted by nomadct Zone7a CT-coast (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 29, 07 at 22:47

Growing basjoo in the Tri-State region here in zone 7 on coast of Connecticut on Long Island Sound. Has anyone in New Jersey, Maryland, Long Island...been able to get basjoo to produce bananas?

My basjoo is about two years old- it has 3 large (7 foot) stalks each with about 10 large leaves. I read that for basjoo to fruit you need at least 35 leaves? Has anyone else heard this? How big untill it produces bananas?

Here is mine. We have about 2 months till frost.

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RE: When will Musa Basjoo produce bananas?

If you can keep them growing for about 12-18 months they will bloom. My experience is 35 leaves means nothing. Maturity is what counts. Your plants look awfully short. How do you keep them over winter?

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