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nick starts with ...
i want to get hold of a couple dwarf banana plants anyone growing some at the moment that could recommend which varieties are tasty and available im in a frost free location, coastal. cheers
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Brendan says...
Dwaft Cavendish and Mons Marie are two good varieties. 'Williams' might be more suitable for Sydney tho.
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micarle says...
Maybe i'm living under a rock! But i never seem to see these named banana's for sale???
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Brendan says...
Hi micarle & nick,
Probably best to check with your local nursery (& Daleys),for bananas that are suitable to your area.

Here in Qld, we are not allowed to grow those varieties I mentioned (I think):-(
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trikus says...
TRUE only permitted cultivars can be grown , difficult to find the list .. DPI has it somewhere . Seems only legal dwarf is Ducasse ..

;backyard bananas' supply many nurseries with stock and also there own web site

mentioned many times here on Daleys
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micarle says...
Yep cool!! Just had a look at that site! Nice banana's there!
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Brendan says...
Found this list of permitted bananas for us Queenslanders :-(
http://www.backyardbananas.com.au/faq.html#
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26th November 2010 8:47am
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Wayne says...
I'll send you a post card from jail Brendan, this mob can go jump.

They are importing, or going to, Bananas from the Philippines which is riddled with the very disease that we are striving to keep out.
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nick says...
just emailed backyardbananas regarding availability they only supply invitro plantlets to nsw plantlets they say need 5 months grow on before putting in the ground anyone got any dwarf banana suckers or cuttings for sale in and around the sydney area
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Gus says...
Hi
Try these Bananas. They are dwarf and cool climate friendly.

http://humphris.com.au/html/coolbanana/coolbananasoverview.html

there's even a red one
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Violet_Cactus says...
Hi Gus and Nick,
I've just got an email from Humphris Nursery saying "Unfortunately the bananas will not be available in stores till early next year. Once available you should be able to purchase these through Bunnings."
So watch out for them around February I guess!
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trikus says...
I found a much larger permited banana list on the DPI site ,seems to have vanished now but I have saved it somewhere , the Blue Sky list cover what they sell and most likely what DPI want us to grow being the most disease resistant .
Here in Tully where Blue Sky are we have hasd a horrible year with constant rain and no real sunshine so growth of the little nana plants could have been set back .
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trikus says...
LOts of info on obscure banana cultivars I found from bananas.org , apart from a very active forum of mainly American growers a young guy Gabe really knows his stuff and has set up a wiki .
I noticed Humphris has another list of bananas they have had ,, one was Rajapuri ..
here is what the wiki had to say ;
Description

The 'Rajapuri' is small at 6 to 8 feet tall. This plant that originated from India is a first choice for landscaping. The plant is totally green, has a very thick stem and stands up very well to wind. The leaves are wider than those of most bananas, growing up to 3 feet wide. It is the best plant to grow in marginal areas or where a grower does not intend to put much care into the cultivation of bananas. The heads of fruit are of moderate size with medium sized fruit. This tasty banana chokes easier than Orinoco. It is very cold hardy, and the leaves will not turn yellow even with a light frost. It will grow and produce even in the poorest soil. Not recommended for South Florida due to Black Sigatoka. The fruit can be used fresh or green.

* Genetic Group - AAB
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trikus says...
This nice stand of dwarf Red Dacca was growing outside the pub I just had xmas party at .
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Brendan says...
What do they taste like Trikus?
Wouldn't mind a couple of 'suckers' myself. One for Wayne, one for me :-)
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trikus says...
taste is great , pretty much the same as the normal REd Dacca ,,, but alas all sorts of permits needed to move plants so far ,, ,maybe mohamad needs to come to the mountain
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Wayne says...
We might be able to arranged that Trikus, I think my niece lives in Tully.

This is my plantation at the moment, the water is running over the top of that bore casing so the poor plants have got wet feet
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Usher says...
Dwarf bananas ?
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Stuart says...
Dwarf bananas ?
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trikuslaptop1 says...
Dwarf ducasse is great , my 2nd bunch had a bell touching the ground [ with a bit of trunk lean ] it seems to get lots of very small fruit in the bunch .. but ease of picking makes up for that .
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Markmelb says...
Now i know what a Dwarf Banana looks like now when fruiting - I think i will be pushing the proverbial uphill or going down that creek without a paddle to have any chance of getting mine to fruit - I will just enjoy looking at them I think :)
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Jenny says...
That's a dwarf? Lovely healthy banana plants there but I'll have to keep mine a lot more compact. So happy I finally received my Dwarf Ducasse after being on backorder for 18 months.
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JohnMc1 says...
Those dwarf fruits look like a super dwarf I have here. Originally donated by Speedy. The plant is only 4ft high max.
My Rajapuri is tall, over 10ft+, and very large leaves, so large some break.
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bzh says...
Does anyone have any dwarf banana plants for sale in the Newcastle/Hunter area? Can pay & pick up.
Have checked several nurseries around here and no-one has any stock.
Thanks,
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Trikus says...
Normal bananas can have 5,6,even 8m tall trunks , then the leaves . Even the dwarf cvs seem tall . You really are dreaming if you think you can grow a banana in a pot
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David01 says...
Hi bzh,

Dwarf red Dacca and Cavendish are on sale at Diggers at the moment.They should deliver the trees to your door steps. Cheers

https://www.diggers.com.au/shop/fruit/bananas/
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David01 says...
Hi bzh,

Dwarf banana is about 2m to 2.5m vs standard about 5m tall. I have one red Dacca in 100l pot, one dwarf Cavendish and few standards in ground. The one in ground grow much better as bananas demand a lot spaces for their root system. Photo show my dwarf Cavendish which is expected to have fruit next year. Cheers
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Trikus says...
Don't forget that the 2m is only trunk height , the leaves are as big again
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