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Zone 8b varieties

Posted by fishman49 AL 8b (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 17, 09 at 20:52

Hi; I would welcome recommendations for dwarf banana varieties that will ripen good eating fruit on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Thanks.

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RE: Zone 8b varieties

With a little protection, you could probably successfully grow and fruit California Gold, Dwarf Orinoco, and Raja Puri. They grow about 6 or 7 feet tall and produce decent edible fruit. It will take you at least 18 months to the first fruit if you acquire a 1 foot pup. If you can get your hands on a larger plant, then maybe less time.


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