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Old 01-19-2016, 12:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: growing bananas in northern/central north carolina?

You might get Orinoco to bloom and fruit there. They are supposed to be hardy to zone 7B but you would have cage the trunk to keep it from dying down to the ground or no bananas that year. I grow them and can get them to fruit after digging them up in fall and storing the whole pstem under my house in winter, but the stems are up to 10 feet long here and heavy. They sleep quite nicely under there till spring. This year I will be leaving a couple very large ones out to test in my zone 7a with very heavy mulch, but I am letting the pstems die down so I dont expect fruit. Cage with wire and fill it with something like straw, then put plastic over it.

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