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Lady Finger Banana or Sugar Banana Modified by croppingBy Maksym Kozlenko CC BY-SA 4.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Musa acuminata

The skin is thin and the flesh is very sweet. 12 - 20 fingers are borne in each hand with each bunch having 10-14 hands. Lady Fingers are best eaten fresh or used in desserts as they are much sweeter than Cavendish.

Other Names: Sugar bananas, Sucrier, Niños, Bocadillos, Fig bananas, Date bananas
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Plant Information or Specifications

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Lunch Box (#LunchBox)

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

QLD, WA, NSW Banana Zone

Suitability in Pots


Water Requirements

Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December



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Banana - Lady Finger (Cutting) 8/10

Granny Mazz's Edible Fruits
Update: 543 days 4hrs

Comments: - Continuation of a shoot given to me 30 years ago. 

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2010

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 1000% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: Possums get yelled at

Organic Status:Partially Organic

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Banana - Lady Finger (Cutting) 9/10

Mindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 6hrs36mins

Comments: -


Picture on left is bananas in August 2018.  Lady Finger variety is upper left.

Picture on right is bananas in March 2019. They've grown particularly well.  I have 5 different varieties - Lady Finger (upper left), Blue Java (upper right and doing exceptionally well), DPM25 (middle right), Dwarf Red Dacca (lower left) and Dwarf Cavendish (lower right). Have had numerous suckers from Cavendish, Lady Finger has one good, solid sucker, Blue Java yet to sucker (and the best grower) and Red Dacca just suckering now.  Hopefully they survive Winter again - will need cover if it's a cold one.


Always wanted to try growing bananas, however living almost in the Macedon Ranges just north of Melbourne I thought would make it impossible.  Decided didn't care - my gardening is trial and error, not what people tell me will work. So far, has not only survived a few light frosts, but growing well - in ground with three other banana varieties & worked a heap of compost, sheep manure, dynamic lifter and potash into the soil before planting.  I use an automatic watering system so they get watered and misted every day (for a minute, mind you, nothing over the top).  Will see how they survive the Winter as it's meant to be one of the coldest ahead. Wish me luck!

Planted: 2018

Height 45 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter, Chicken Manure, Compost, Worm Tea, Seasol, lucerne/pea mulch

Organic Status:Organic

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Banana - Lady Finger (Cutting) 8/10

Weasel1's Edible Fruits
Update: 48 days 15hrs

Comments: - This tree has grown so quickly, initially 40cm tall in a 20L pot, it is now 2m tall in a 50L pot after 6 months.

Planted: 2018

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Nil - Gets the occasional caterpillar on the leaves, but is too big to worry about that now.

Organic Status:Certified

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Banana - Lady Finger 5/10

Kieren10441's Edible Fruits
Update: 200 days 2hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

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