Bananas come in lots of different varieties This pic shows Lady finger, Red Dacca, Plantain. Rusty's markets in Cairns QLD in 2019

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Banana Plants are the world most popular tropical fruit and you can't beat the taste of home grown bananas. Varieties vary from those best eaten fresh to those best cooked as a starchy vegetable when green. They very much resemble the taste of potato when... Read More

Banana - Williams

$24.00 ($19.75-$24.00 choose a size)

Fruits are produces in large bunches and are sweet and delicious. This banana is both wind resistant and cold hardy. The Williams is the same cultivar as the Giant Cavendish banana. It originated from a mutation of the Dwarf Cavendish banana which was found in Queensland, Australia. Prefers a climate with temperatures above 18 degrees.

Banana - Red Dacca

$19.75

A red skinned variety which will have a deep maroon-red skin when ripe. Great eaten fresh when they have a sweet, creamy flavour, sometimes with berry overtones. They can also be baked, fried, dried and toasted when unripe. Red bananas have more beta carotene and vitamin C than yellow ones.Trees will grow to between 4-5m, or more in good conditions, with an attractive red hue to the pseudostems. This variety is showing some promise growing in cooler urban areas, like Sydney and Melbourne

Dwarf Banana- Red Dacca

$24.00 ($19.90-$49.00 choose a size)

A Dwarf size red skinned variety which should have a deep maroon-red skin when ripe. Growing to 2.5m. Great eaten fresh when ripe or baked, fried, or toasted when still green. Red bananas have more beta carotene and vitamin C than yellow ones. This variety is showing some promise growing in cooler urban areas, like Sydney and Melbourne
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Dwarf Banana - Nathan

$24.00 ($24.00-$49.00 choose a size)

Dwarf Nathan is a cultivar of the popular Cavendish banana. The flavour is sweet and creamy on these small bananas. The tree is super dwarf reaching a maximum height of only 2m so it is perfect for pots, so it can be grown on balconies and in backyards. This makes it well suited to growing in cooler areas.

Dwarf Banana - Ducasse

$29.00 ($29.00-$49.00 choose a size)

Also known as Sugar Banana, this small fruited banana is a winner on taste and texture, with a sweet, fragrant flavour. They ripen to a bright yellow when they are at their creamiest. The tree itself is well suited to backyards, reaching a moderate height of 2-3m. it also displays some tolerance to cooler growing areas, though frost is to be avoided. Bananas can flower and fruit at any time of the year and add a tropical look to any garden

Banana - Blue Java

$19.90 ($12.90-$19.90 choose a size)

A fast growing, cold tolerant variety of banana also called Ice Cream banana as the flavour and consistency is reminiscent of creamy vanilla ice cream or custard. Grows to a height of at least 3m and sometimes up to 5 in tropical areas.

Banana - Goldfinger

$19.90 ($19.90-$19.95 choose a size)

Outstanding producer of delicious tasting bananas. Excellent disease resistance, high wind resistance and some cold tolerance make this a great choice for backyard and commercial growers. Cross between Cavendish and a Lady Finger. Protect from cold winds and frost. It is a good green eating banana and when ripe it also does not brown when cut. One of the quickest-to-fruit varieties from planting.

Banana - Lady Finger

$23.90 ($19.95-$23.90 choose a size)

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 growing in cooler urban areas, like Sydney and Melbourne

Banana - Pacific Plantain

$19.75

Plantain Bananas can be used when green or when fully ripe. It is a banana that ranks as the 10th most important staple food in the world. When ripe they contain more starch and less sugar than dessert varieties. A popular cooking method is to fry, bake or grill ripe plantains until they caramelize. Green bananas are always cooked prior to eating, they provide an excellent source of starch in the diet, pairing with all sorts of savoury dishes. When deep fried, they taste very similar to potatoes. They are delicious in Pacific Islander, Asian and African cuisines

Banana - Horn Plantain

$19.90

Long, pointed cooking bananas, can be over 30cm in length. May be cooked green or left to ripen with firm pale yellow flesh. Horn Plantain have a starchy consistency and are very satisfying cooked, pairing with all sorts of savoury dishes.Plantain Bananas can be eaten when fully ripe, but are not as soft and sweet as table bananas. It is a banana that ranks as the 10th most important staple food in the world. When ripe they contain more starch and less sugar than dessert varieties. When ripe, a popular cooking method is to fry, bake or grill ripe plantains until they caramelize. Green bananas are always cooked prior to eating, When deep fried, they taste very similar to potatoes. They are delicious in Pacific Islander, Asian and African cuisines

Banana - Cavendish

$19.90

One of the most well known sweet eating Bananas in the world. Bright yellow skin, smooth and flavourful. It will begin fruiting within 9-15months. Provide Bananas with ample compost, fertilizer and moisture to keep them growing well.

Banana - Pisang Ceylon

$19.90

A sweet, silky fruit have a creamy texture and is a favourite in India. Cold hardy and very sweet dessert fruits. The plant is attractive with maroon and black markings on the leaves.

Banana - Ducasse

$29.00

Also known as Sugar Banana, this small fruited banana is a winner on taste and texture, with a sweet, fragrant flavour. They ripen to a bright yellow when they are at their creamiest. 3-4m, larger than its Dwarf version It also displays some tolerance to cooler growing areas, though frost is to be avoided. Bananas can flower and fruit at any time of the year and add a tropical look to any garden

Banana- Grand Naine

$19.90

One of the fastest fruiting bananas. It is a cultivar of the popular Cavendish Banana, growing 2-3 metres in size. It produces abundant, uniform, delicious flavoured fruits. Good wind resistance.

Banana - DPM 25

$19.75

A selection of Cavendish that has greater resistance to Panama disease. It retains the excellent flavour and texture that makes Cavendish Australia's favourite banana.

Banana - Tonga

$19.90

Tonga, or Hopa bananas as they are also known, are a hybrid banana with qualities of a cooking banana, when they are young and green, and of a fresh-eating banana when they are ripe and yellow. When ripe, they have thick, waxy, yellow skin and a bulbous shape with bluntly square ends. The flesh is then soft and sweet. These distinctive bananas are endemic to Polynesia, where they are valued as part of local cultural heritage. The tall plants are fast growing, though short-lived, displaying less resilience than newly bred commercial hybrid bananas.

Banana - Williams

$24.00 ($19.75-$24.00 choose a size)

Fruits are produces in large bunches and are sweet and delicious. This banana is both wind resistant and cold hardy. The Williams is the same cultivar as the Giant Cavendish banana. It originated from a mutation of the Dwarf Cavendish banana which was found in Queensland, Australia. Prefers a climate with temperatures above 18 degrees.

Dwarf Banana- Red Dacca

$24.00 ($19.90-$49.00 choose a size)

A Dwarf size red skinned variety which should have a deep maroon-red skin when ripe. Growing to 2.5m. Great eaten fresh when ripe or baked, fried, or toasted when still green. Red bananas have more beta carotene and vitamin C than yellow ones. This variety is showing some promise growing in cooler urban areas, like Sydney and Melbourne
Pre Order Options

Dwarf Banana - Nathan

$24.00 ($24.00-$49.00 choose a size)

Dwarf Nathan is a cultivar of the popular Cavendish banana. The flavour is sweet and creamy on these small bananas. The tree is super dwarf reaching a maximum height of only 2m so it is perfect for pots, so it can be grown on balconies and in backyards. This makes it well suited to growing in cooler areas.

Dwarf Banana - Ducasse

$29.00 ($29.00-$49.00 choose a size)

Also known as Sugar Banana, this small fruited banana is a winner on taste and texture, with a sweet, fragrant flavour. They ripen to a bright yellow when they are at their creamiest. The tree itself is well suited to backyards, reaching a moderate height of 2-3m. it also displays some tolerance to cooler growing areas, though frost is to be avoided. Bananas can flower and fruit at any time of the year and add a tropical look to any garden

Banana - Blue Java

$19.90 ($12.90-$19.90 choose a size)

A fast growing, cold tolerant variety of banana also called Ice Cream banana as the flavour and consistency is reminiscent of creamy vanilla ice cream or custard. Grows to a height of at least 3m and sometimes up to 5 in tropical areas.

Banana - Lady Finger

$23.90 ($19.95-$23.90 choose a size)

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 growing in cooler urban areas, like Sydney and Melbourne

Banana - Goldfinger

$19.90 ($19.90-$19.95 choose a size)

Outstanding producer of delicious tasting bananas. Excellent disease resistance, high wind resistance and some cold tolerance make this a great choice for backyard and commercial growers. Cross between Cavendish and a Lady Finger. Protect from cold winds and frost. It is a good green eating banana and when ripe it also does not brown when cut. One of the quickest-to-fruit varieties from planting.

Banana - Red Dacca

$19.75

A red skinned variety which will have a deep maroon-red skin when ripe. Great eaten fresh when they have a sweet, creamy flavour, sometimes with berry overtones. They can also be baked, fried, dried and toasted when unripe. Red bananas have more beta carotene and vitamin C than yellow ones.Trees will grow to between 4-5m, or more in good conditions, with an attractive red hue to the pseudostems. This variety is showing some promise growing in cooler urban areas, like Sydney and Melbourne

Banana - Pacific Plantain

$19.75

Plantain Bananas can be used when green or when fully ripe. It is a banana that ranks as the 10th most important staple food in the world. When ripe they contain more starch and less sugar than dessert varieties. A popular cooking method is to fry, bake or grill ripe plantains until they caramelize. Green bananas are always cooked prior to eating, they provide an excellent source of starch in the diet, pairing with all sorts of savoury dishes. When deep fried, they taste very similar to potatoes. They are delicious in Pacific Islander, Asian and African cuisines

Banana - Horn Plantain

$19.90

Long, pointed cooking bananas, can be over 30cm in length. May be cooked green or left to ripen with firm pale yellow flesh. Horn Plantain have a starchy consistency and are very satisfying cooked, pairing with all sorts of savoury dishes.Plantain Bananas can be eaten when fully ripe, but are not as soft and sweet as table bananas. It is a banana that ranks as the 10th most important staple food in the world. When ripe they contain more starch and less sugar than dessert varieties. When ripe, a popular cooking method is to fry, bake or grill ripe plantains until they caramelize. Green bananas are always cooked prior to eating, When deep fried, they taste very similar to potatoes. They are delicious in Pacific Islander, Asian and African cuisines

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