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Is this a real Dwarf Cavendish

Posted by kanoli z9 No CAL (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 2, 08 at 1:06

I had a monrovia dwarf cavendish die. the tag on the plant said it would grow to 8' or so. Been wanting to replace it and I came across one at Home Depot today. It's labeled as Dwarf Cavendish (Musa Acuminata), says it will grow tasty 5" long fruit.

However, it says it will grow only 3ft tall and 3ft wide.

This is a home depot plant, so, not grower listed. It's in a 5 gal container. The stem is about 16" tall now, and well over 2ft if i include the height of the tallest leaf.

The newest leaf is roughly 16" long, 9" wide. Some scattered red color on the leaves but mostly green.

If it were not for the 3ft tall comment on the description card i'd feel like for sure this is a regular DC. I'm just worried that it migh be a Super Dwarf now.

Anyone seen these at HD or based on description above feel it's a DC or SDC?

Thanks,
kevin


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RE: Is this a real Dwarf Cavendish

Sounds like a super based on the tag. Can you post pics?

Jay


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RE: Is this a real Dwarf Cavendish

THIS IS DEFINATELY A SUPER DWARF CAVENDISH,I BOUGHT MINE FROM THE HOME DEPOT AS WELL,AND IT IS GROWING NICELY.


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RE: Is this a real Dwarf Cavendish

Shoot. does a super dwarf still fruit? I went ahead and planted it but i'll return it if it's not going to fruit. I can order a DC from monrovia.


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