Hi, I'm in Los Angeles, in a frost free zone and would like a small banana variety that gives delicious fruit. I planted a dwarf cavendish 2 years ago because it said 8-10 feet on the label and I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say it reached around 20 feet tall. I have cut it down in order to put in a much smaller banana.
All recommendations that meet those 2 requirements are welcome (under 10ft and delicious). I've looked at some of the varieties on the wiki and on Logee's and am tempted by the following varieties. Feedback on them is welcome. Especially appreciate warnings if they grow higher than advertised.
Musa Dwarf Ladyfinger - Bananas Wiki
Musa Dwarf Nino - Bananas Wiki
Musa Dwarf Orinoco - Bananas Wiki
Musa Dwarf Red - Bananas Wiki
Banana ‘Dwarf Iholena’ (Musa hybrid)
Banana ‘Lacatan’ (Musa hybrid)
Also, how high do you guys have experience with Super Dwarf Cavendish getting? 3 feet seems too small for the spot I have in mind in the yard, but if it really is that size and gives delicious fruit, I may try it in a different spot.
Thanks for any thoughts!