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Bananas

2013 Shipping season has ended.
Shipping resumes in October 2014.

For folks who can make the trip to the nursery, we're open year round except for July, part of August and Holidays.
Come see us from Wednesday through Sunday, 9:05-5:08PM.

For all our local customers (and anyone willing to make the trip & save money!) we have our Pickup at Nursery Price List available.


Yes, We Have Bananas!

Thousand Finger Banana

Bananas are the best way to add tropical splendor to your landscape. Lush and fast growing, bananas can be used as a backdrop or as a focal specimen.

Create a summer windbreak or privacy screen, or create an instant shade garden. Mix in elephant ears and gingers for a South Seas paradise.

Bananas will grow and produce fruit regularly in the colder regions of the Lower South (Zones 8B and 9). It takes two things to be successful: a variety that will fruit in 9 months (most varieties take 2 years), and plenty of water and fertilizer. Bananas fruit year `round in Zone 10.



Like Feeding a Teenager.....

Bananas are ferocious feeders on nitrogen and potassium. We blend a fertilizer that is guaranteed to put fruit on them. Just ask for Mellow Yellow Banana Fertilizer. Bananas are self-pollinating.

MULCH, MULCH, MULCH
This should be the mantra of the banana grower. Bananas thrive on two things: organically rich soil and lots of moisture. Plant them in large holes filled with compost and leave a leaky hose close to the root. Happiness will reign in the banana patch!

FERTILIZER
Bananas eat lots of potassium. So best fruit yields come from fertilizing heavily with the stuff. Wood ash is a great source of potassium. Ask us for our fantastic fact sheet on growing bananas!


   Click Here for the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to find out your areas hardiness zone.

Ornamental Varieties

Abyssinian Banana Abyssinian Banana ABYSSINIAN Outstanding specimen in the summer garden. Deep red foliage and thick red trunks add tropical beauty. Reaches 18-20 feet. Ornamental only. Zones 8B-10. $29.99 3 gal (4-5ft).






BASJOO Super cold hardy, snow banana! Will survive to zone 7. Beautiful lush green leaves, ornamental white bloom. Reaches 12 feet. Zones 7-10. $29.99 3 gal (4-5ft).

CHINESE YELLOW (Musella lasiocarpa) Shrub-like specimen with leathery gray-green foliage, reaches to 6'. Grown for its large, bizarrely beautiful yellow flowers that resemble giant golden artichokes. Zones 7-10. $29.99 3 gal (4-5ft).

Rojo Banana ROJO RED Gorgeous deep burgandy foliage dappled with green. Grows 6-8 ft. Wonderful in containers. Zones 7-10. $29.99 3 gal (4-5ft).







Fruiting Varieties (Musa spp.)

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APPLE A petite banana with a crisp apple flavor. Yummy! Zones 8B-10. $29.99 3 gal (4-5ft).


DWARF ORINOCO Grows 10-12 ft. Cook as a plantain or eat fresh off the tree. Large, thick fruit. Good grower in Florida. Zones 8B-10. $29.99 3 gal (4-5ft).

Ice Cream Banana ICE CREAM This banana plant is covered with a silvery-white powder. When the fruit is ripe, the snow-white flesh is honey sweet and tastes like vanilla ice-cream. Honest! Zones 8B-10. $29.99 3 gal (4-5ft).








PINEAPPLE Finger banana. Grows 8-12 ft., with thin-skinned, 5-inch long fruit. Has a distinctive pineapple flavor. Very unusual. And an offshoot of Raja Puri that fruits readily. Zones 8A-10. $29.99 3 gal (4-5ft).

Raja Puri Banana

RAJA PURI If you only want one variety of banana, get this one. It is the strongest, and easiest to fruit. This native of India rarely exceeds 8 feet in height. The tough trunks are wind and disease resistant. Hands of bananas are large, 30 to 40 pounds, and each fruit is 5-6 inches. The flavor is excellent. Its dwarf size make it an excellent container plant for colder climates. Zones 8A-10. $29.99 3 gal (4-5ft).







Just the Facts

Not sure what to do with bananas or how to grow them right? DON'T PANIC! Push the panic button and we will give you "Just the Facts" you need to successfully grow them.




Are we out of what you are looking for? Email us at Justfruits@hotmail.com and we'll put you on the "Call When Available" list. We will call you!

Please come to see us if you can (Wednesday to Sunday, 9:05-5:08). We are located 19 miles south of Tallahassee, just off US Highway 98, 1 mile east of the intersection with US Highway 319 (South of Crawfordville center and actually in the village of Medart). If you need further directions, feel free to call us at 1-850-926-5644 or enter 30 Saint Frances St. Crawfordville FL 32327 (or Just Fruits Nursery) into Google Maps ( CLICK HERE).

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