Musa Pitu has been prolific and productive for me. 23 degrees for 9 hours did not kill the stalk and they sent buds just fine. The more intact the stalk the better the fruit quality. Stalks that bud out with no leaves do not make good fruit. Hurricanes and wind storms destroyed last years fruits so I have a new chance this year. If the fruits taste good raw then just the hardiness alone may make this a new favorite for me.