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

Banana Plants are the world most popular tropical fruit and you can't beat the taste of home grown bananas. Best suited to a warm, frost-free, coastal climate they require full sun and regular moisture. Before planting, thoroughly loosen the soil, enrich with a healthy application of compost and ensure they have good drainage. If planting more than one plant 4-5m apart. For the best results. Remove all but one leader and two following suckers. Note - NSW has quarantine restrictions on the movement of bananas with the Banana Protected Area, this covers the area the shires of Tweed Heads Lismore and Byron Bay, if you are within this area you will need to get in touch with the DPI for your free permit before you can purchase banana plants.

Banana- Grand Naine

$19.90

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

Dwarf Banana- Red Dacca

$19.90

A Dwarf size red skinned variety which should have a deep maroon-red skin when ripe. Growing to 2.5m. Great eaten fresh. baked, fried, dried or toasted. 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

Banana - Blue Java

$19.90

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 - DPM 25

$21.90

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 - Goldfinger

$19.90

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

$19.75

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

A green, cooking banana that ranks as the 10th most important staple food in the world. They contain more starch and less sugar than dessert varieties. Can be boiled or fried until they caramelize and turn golden-brown, baked or grilled either peeled or unpeeled. The pulp is hard of the peel is stiff so has to be removed with a knife.

Banana - Pisang Ceylon

$17.90

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 - 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 - Williams

$21.90

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 - Nathan

$19.75

Super dwarf Cavendish banana plant, the Nathan banana is well suited to pots as it fruits at 1m tall. If you have a small backyard or want a tropical patio fruit tree, this is the banana for you. Being suitable to pots, it would be worth trying in marginal areas such as cooler urban areas, like Sydney and Melbourne.

Banana- Grand Naine

$19.90

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

Dwarf Banana- Red Dacca

$19.90

A Dwarf size red skinned variety which should have a deep maroon-red skin when ripe. Growing to 2.5m. Great eaten fresh. baked, fried, dried or toasted. 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

Banana - Blue Java

$19.90

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 - Pacific Plantain

$19.75

A green, cooking banana that ranks as the 10th most important staple food in the world. They contain more starch and less sugar than dessert varieties. Can be boiled or fried until they caramelize and turn golden-brown, baked or grilled either peeled or unpeeled. The pulp is hard of the peel is stiff so has to be removed with a knife.

Banana - Lady Finger

$19.75

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

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