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Where to buy 'Cool Banana' range in Sydney/NSW?

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Laisla starts with ...
I was wondering if anyone knew of a nursery in Sydney/NSW that sells the full range of 'Cool Bananas'..or at least more than just 'Lady Finger' and 'Cavendish' varieties which are usually in Bunnings.

I have both of those plus Musa Velutina and Ornata so am looking for something different.

Cheers
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19th October 2012 6:27am
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Pauline says...
Not in your area, but have you tried asking any who stock those ones to get the ones you want in? Most nurseries will happily order plants in for you if their suppliers have them.
Good luck.
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21st October 2012 8:45pm
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Laisla says...
Thanks for the reply; Sydneysiders in general aren't gardeners and it is hard to get unusual things here. The nurseries have said they need certification to move banana plants and it isn't worth the hassle
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Jantina says...
Try googling Blue Sky bananas Laisla, they send certified bananas by post and I have found them very good.
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Laisla says...
Thanks Jantina, I might just do that
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BJ says...
People often complain at the $30 price tag for the BSB plants, but you should remember that they are super healthy tissue cultured plants and will provide you with loads of bananas and multiply forever, or until one of the banana diseases comes and wrecks them. In Sydney you shouldnt have restrictions on which ones you can buy and move, so you have more varieties available to you and you can trade suckers with friends down the track. Dwarf Ducasse is a beauty and fruits at head height, so no messing about with ladders and rigs to get them down from 4m up or having a bunch drop on you when you're trying to harvest.
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25th October 2012 11:08am
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Pauline says...
Well you are inspiring me to get one bj. :-)
Mind you, I killed my last one (but not it's babies) with too much water over winter. Doh.
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Salsta says...
Two of my bananas are BSB and they're doing wonderfully in Victoria and survived two freezes last year, so I'm sure they'd thrive in Sydney.

I can't recommend them highly enough.
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JohnMc1 says...
I know it's a reply to an old thread, but you don't need any permits to move bananas from south of the Hunter river, NSW.
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JohnMc1 says...
Just love the form of these super dwarfs, very ornamental and fruits are a bonus..
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John Mc
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Linton says...
Hi John

How big do these dwarf types get that you have in the pictures? Can you tell me if they could be grown in pots and if so what size pots? Thanks.
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Linton
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JohnMc1 says...
That's about it Linton, it should be throwing out a flag leaf anytime now. I've only recently planted it out. should do OK in a large pot, say 45lit, it's stem is quite thick.
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Linton says...
What variety is it - does it have a name? Thanks.
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Linton
Springvale, Vic
16th March 2015 9:40am
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JohnMc1 says...
To the best of my knowledge it is known as Musa acuminata 'Super Dwarf Cavendish'
I acquired this plant from a frequent forum user who could confirm 100%, but haven't heard or seen him in quite a while. Speedy, where are you?
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