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Banana tree pups

Posted by Susanne_Isabelle none (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 13, 13 at 10:06

Can a banana tree send up pups if it hasn't fruited yet? Mine has three, what look like pups, emerging around it, but it hasn't fruited yet so I'm confused. Should I leave them or remove them so that the mother plant can continue to grow unburdened?

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RE: Banana tree pups

Hi Susanne
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Here is a link that might be useful: banana pup

RE: Banana tree pups

Thanks, that's a great link, but I know how to separate the pups from the mother plant. I am just asking if banana plants can propagate before they themselves have fruited.

RE: Banana tree pups

  • Posted by rednofl 9b Goldenrod Fl hz (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 13, 13 at 18:51

Yes They can pup at anytime the corm has enough energy. I purchased a TC Cali gold and it put off a pup when it was 2' tall. For maximum production generally limit each mat to 3 plants of different sizes. I would get rid of 2 pups and not let a third grow till it gets close to fruiting height.

RE: Banana tree pups

Awesome! Thank you!

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