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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.
for the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to find out your areas hardiness zone.
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 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.)
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 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). Available Fall 2013.
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 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).
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).