Lady finger banana plants in the right growing conditions can produce some very large bunches of bananas

(1/7) Lady finger banana plants in the right growing conditions can produce some very large bunches of bananas

Lady Finger Bananas Hanging to ripen on the veranda quintessential Australian scene

(2/7) Lady Finger Bananas Hanging to ripen on the veranda quintessential Australian scene

Lady Finger bananas are a popular variety sold in australian fruit markets across the country

(3/7) Lady Finger bananas are a popular variety sold in australian fruit markets across the country

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Growing Banana Fruit Plants in Australia

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The NSW Banana Bunchy top Virus Control Zone

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Banana - Lady Finger

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. This variety is showing some promise gr... Read More
Other Names: Sugar bananas, Sucrier, Bocadillos, Fig bananas, Date bananas

$23.90 ($17.90-$23.90 choose a size)

Specifications of Banana - Lady Finger

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From Tissue CultureLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

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 Yes

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

Fertiliser All Purpose

Plant Width 4-6m

Growth Rate Fast

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Banana - Lady Finger Reviews & Tips

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Mark
★★★★★ 9months ago

BOURKELANDS, NSW

Banana - Lady Finger

Plant arrived in good condition and is doing well since planting.

Jelena
★★★★★ 10months ago

Woodford (blue Mountains), NSW, Australia

Banana - Lady Finger

This banana is planted in western Sydney, where many banana plants prosper

JOHN
★★★★★ 11months ago

NGUNNAWAL, ACT

Banana - Lady Finger

Plants are growing well for the time being, but I will soon have to work out how to provide them with suitable hot water bottles so they can deal with Canberra's winter frosts. I lived in Darwin for many years and grew Lady Fingers in the back yard, and I'm now determined to prove everybody wrong and eventually harvest a banana here. Currently growing in pots with wheels so I can bring them inside for the winter nights.

Weasel1
★★★★ 4y ago

ENGADINE, NSW, Australia

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.April 2019 - Planted in the ground in full sun and mulched with sugar cane.  Approx 2m tall.Fertilised with Scotts Organic Fruit and Citrus...

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Mindy1
★★★★ 5y ago

SUNBURY, VIC, Australia

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2019All survived Winter, with some minor leaf loss. Trunks still look healthy. Blue Java and Lady Fingers doing the best so far. Looking forward to the warmer weather to see if I get any banana flowers this year. Still using pea straw, ...

Granny Mazz
★★★★ 6y ago

SHAILER PARK, QLD, Australia

Continuation of a shoot given to me 30 years ago. 

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