Dwarf Cavendish Banana

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Description

Also called ladyfinger banana

Lush leaves and sweet fruit! This distinctive tree features large, smooth tropical foliage and produces bunches of flavorful, slightly thick-peeled bananas that are 3-6 inches long. Plants will lose purple splotching in the leaves with maturity. Heat-tolerant. Harvest approx. 4-6 months after fruit develops. Self-pollinating. Musa Dwarf Cavendish

  • If you live in a cooler climate, plant these warm-weather plants in containers so that you can move them indoors before freezing temperatures arrive.
  • Tree matures around 8-10 feet tall but can be kept smaller in containers.
  • Banana plants ship after April 1st in spring. This plant does not ship when cold weather threatens, so you may receive it separately from the rest of your order.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color Red, Yellow
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Good, Sweet
Texture Soft, Smooth
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 9 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 9 - 10
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 4 - 5' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow banana plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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