Re: Bananas in the Pacific Northwest?
that was my experience living there, but I also know and have met with folks growing in other parts of WA, as well as know a thing or two about bananas. Unless you have nights that dont rountiely get below 65-70F for months on end, the bananas will be slowed down considerably, and even then the season will never be long enough allow the plant to get to maturity, flower, and ripen a bunch without extreme intervention.. Even the hardiest varieties are maringal producers in northern California. I dont think youre going to find a natural sweet spot anywhere in coastal Washington. You may get plants to surivive winter, but thats a long ways from fruiting. If you really want to grow bananasin WA, invest in a greenhouse. Member Mark Dragt has been doig just this in Rochester.
Growing bananas in Colorado, Hawaii and Washington since 2004.
Last edited by Gabe15 : 10-03-2018 at 02:00 PM.