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Banana crops on the market in Southern California


Hello all, I develop the next bananas.  All heights listed are the peak of the Pseudostem i.e. “trunk” at fruiting peak. By propping I imply that sure varieties when fruiting turn into prime heavy and can fall over. To forestall this they have to be propped up.  The true worth right here is that you’re really getting the variability you pay for.  Many, many bananas offered on-line and at nurseries are mislabeled.

2-5 gallon crops are $35 and about 3 toes tall complete peak excluding pot.  Paggi, Crimson Iholene and Dwarf Crimson value $45.
15 gallon crops are $50 and 5 toes or taller, complete peak excluding pot.  Paggi, Crimson Iholene and Dwarf Crimson value $60.

Presently obtainable on the market I’ve Dwarf Brazilian in 3 gallon and 15 gallon and Paggi in 3 gallon.

Dwarf Brazilian – Lovely plant, grows to 9-10′ tall, good vast darkish inexperienced leaves, produces giant bunches of scrumptious fruit. It is a Hawaiian selection. In Hawaii it’s referred to as an Apple Banana. THIS IS A MUST HAVE! If you happen to solely develop one banana, that is it! By no means wants propping.

Brazilian – I’m 99% constructive of the right ID on this selection. It grows to 11-14′ tall and is a beast of a plant! It produces big bunches of bananas which are barely bigger than Dwarf Brazilian and in my view style slightly higher. The plant normally does not want propping.

Gold Finger – Wonderful banana, grows to about 8-9′, giant fruit. It’s a cross between Dwarf Brazilian and Gran Nain (the bananas you purchase within the retailer i.e. Chiquita bananas). It tastes much like Dwarf Brazilian however it produces extra bananas which are barely bigger.  More often than not it does not want propping.

Mysore –  Very vigorous, monster of a banana plant. The plant is gorgeous with reddish purple coloring within the trunk, and the underside of the leaf. Produces big bunches of very candy flavorful bananas. Extensively grown in India and one of many favourite dessert bananas there. Very decorative and producer of high quality bananas. Grows to 13-14′ tall. Requires propping.

Blue Java AKA Ice Cream – That is the actual Ice Cream banana. Most bananas offered as Ice Cream aren’t the actual factor. What makes this banana distinctive is it is gentle and fluffy texture with a slight vanilla style. The fruit ripens to a blue, silver shade with gentle inexperienced leaves on the plant. Grows to 12-13′ tall. It is a Hawaiian selection. It requires propping. Name or textual content for pricing on this uncommon selection.

Dwarf Namwa – Produces 200-300 of the sweetest bananas you could have ever tasted! Fruit flesh is dense and light-weight orange coloured. This banana is from Thailand.  Doesn’t require propping. Grows to 7-9′ tall.

Crimson Iholene – Probably the most lovely banana crops on account of its enticing coloring of purple and purple on the trunk and below sides of the leaves. The pink fleshed bananas are scrumptious contemporary or cooked and is a favourite Hawaiian selection. Very lovely plant however it’s chilly delicate.  It grows to 12′.  This selection prices $10 greater than different varieties.

Gros Michel – The unique retailer purchased banana! Up till the 1950’s this was the most well-liked banana offered on the earth. A lot of the crops have been killed by illness and the banana trade switched to a brand new selection. The Gros Michel is slightly bigger and MUCH higher tasting than the bananas offered in shops immediately. Grows to 12′, requires propping.

California Gold – What makes this banana particular is it is chilly tolerance. It’s reported to be probably the most chilly hardy fruiting banana. Wonderful for colder areas the place bananas normally cannot develop. This banana is excellent eaten contemporary and superb when cooked as a plantain.  It grows to eight’ tall and doesn’t require propping.

Dwarf Crimson – Very lovely quick plant that’s delicate to chilly. Solely Gros Michel is extra chilly delicate. The plant has purple coloring to Pseudostem and fruit. If you happen to dwell near the coast I extremely advocate this selection. It’s a lovely plant, with lovely fruit that tastes nice and does not have to be propped. These are the purple bananas you should purchase within the retailer. It grows very sluggish. Grows to solely 7-8′ tall. This selection prices $10 greater than different varieties.

Paggi – Not a lot is find out about this selection. It’s believed to be associated to Gros Michel. Many who have tried it say it’s the greatest tasting banana they’ve ever had. I consider it grows to about 12 toes. Restricted availability. This selection prices $10 greater than different varieties.

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