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dwarf cavendish resurrected!!

Posted by corydavis22 zone 9b ( on
Thu, Mar 21, 13 at 16:30

Hello All! This is my first time posting and I am looking for some help. So... I have a dwarf cavendish in the ground in south east phoenix metro area. As Im sure everyone knows we had a rough winter and when I thought it was gone I woke up to temperatures at 27 in the back yard. In saying that one of my main stalks were uncovered and after a few days looked pretty bad. Soo about a week ago I decided to go out and start pruning everything and with that I purposely cut the stalk in half (with intentions of coming back and cutting it closer to the group). Well I come back a few days later and it looked like it was contracting. I thought well whatever, I am still watering the others around it. But I come out this morning and it looks like a leaf is coming out. Is this normal? Has anyone ever heard of this?? And will it still produce fruit? Thanks in advance I look forward to your response!


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RE: dwarf cavendish resurrected!!

Sure. That is how bananas work, they come up from their rhizome. My place hit 17F and all I had was frost cloth over them so I knew they would die back to the root. Both my Grand Nam and Raja Puri are now a small leaf poking up. Still It gets too cold at my place to likely bother with bananas any more. I might pot them as soon as i get the rest of my place in line.

RE: dwarf cavendish resurrected!!

lol yea i know they can do that, but I am saying it regrew from within the same stalk that was half cut off. Does that make sense?

RE: dwarf cavendish resurrected!!

yes alot of people do this to keep the size down if they have to bring them indoors for winter. If you do it just right you can get a 2ft plant to flower and produce fruit. just have to be careful not to cut the bud in the stem when it starts to flower.

RE: dwarf cavendish resurrected!!

wow thats pretty neat!!!! Thanks mike, I had no idea!

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