Re: Northern Growers - Bananas you can eat!
I had high hopes for a dwarf cav that I had for 2 years, potting it up in the fall to go inside, then planting it again in the spring. This last fall I brought it in and stored it bare root in my basement. It was at least 6 ft. p-stem, and with double p-stems from the same corm! It made it through the winter fine, and indeed started to put out new leaves. I brought it out when the nights were at least 50 (my usual sign to start replanting) and sited it at the same location as last year. All looked great, but after around 3 weeks both p-stems started to turn to mush. I finally cut to good tissue at almost the corm level. It has now put out 9 p-stems, but since they're new again I guess I've missed my chance for fruit, at least for a year or so.
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Last edited by saltydad : 07-18-2011 at 05:00 PM.