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Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' Banana
Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' Banana
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Growing in a 10 inch nursery pot 24-30 inches in height.


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Growing in a 10 inch nursery pot 24-30 inches in height.

Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'- This is one of the best bananas for many locations. It was once a very popular commercial variety and is still widely grown. The plant is dwarf-sized, with broad leaves, and produces large bunches of medium-sized sweet fruit. Does well in greenhouses, containers, and winters well indoors in northern climates. This cultivar had numerous origins since it is a naturally occurring dwarf mutant of taller members of the Cavendish family. It is widely available, low priced and recommended. Dwarf Cavendish will thrive in full sun.

Bananas are a versatile plant in any landscape. Bananas can add a lush, tropical look to any area. Although everyone knows the fruit, few people have experience growing the plant. Bananas are suitable for all climates given the appropriate care. They have large, exotic tropical leaves and can grow from a few feet tall to nearly 40 feet (12m), depending on the variety. The fruits are delicious ripe from the plant or can be shipped great distances; some varieties must be cooked before eaten. Other varieties are strictly ornamental. Banana plants are fast growing, generally putting out one new leaf once a week. Banana plants can either form clumps by suckering or they can remain solitary, like the popular Ensete maurelii. Banana leaves, pseudostem (trunk) and fruiting stem (raceme) grow from the underground rhizome (or pseudo bulb's) top surface and the roots grow from the lower surface of the rhizome. The fleshy stems sheathed with huge broad leaves can grow from 2 to 35 feet in as little as 1 year, depending on variety and growing environment. Each pseudostem produces one flower cluster, which develops fruit, then dies. In addition each parent banana plant during its life cycle, will produce as many as 10 suckers which grow into new plants. New pseudostems then grow from the rhizome. Bananas grow best in a uniformly warm environment and need 9 to 15 months of frost-free conditions to produce a flower stalk. In the subtropics, fruit ripens in 2-3 months. In cooler climates it may take several weeks longer to ripen. Plant growth stops when temperatures drop to 57 degrees F. Stokes Tropicals Banana Blend (6-2-12) is the best fertilizer source for these fascinating tropical giants.

 

Name Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' Banana
Common Names Cavendish Banana
Grow Zone 8
Light Conditions Full Sun,Partial Sun/Shade
Water Requirements Regularly
PH Level 5.5-7.0
Fertilizer Stokes Tropicals Banana Fertilizer
Minimum Height 6 feet
Maximum Height 7 feet
Growth Habit Fast
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Bloom Color Bright Yellow
Fragrant No
Best Grown In Indoors, Patios
Scientific Name Musa acuminata
Class Liliopsida
Family Musaceae
Genus Musa
Species acuminata
Cultivar Dwarf Cavendish
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 8
Grow Zones
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