Originally Posted by Johnsk9
To wait a year and find out you have a Tall Namwa or something else is disappointing
The fact that Namwa is often sold as Ice Cream or Misi Luki is well posted on this site and across the internet. I would say that anyone making that mistake as a buyer
has only themselves to blame.
Once again, I hold Going Bananas and a few others harmless because they are reselling the name they received. This sets them apart from a number of folks (usually on eBay) that purposely sell just about any TC they can get as something else -- something in high demand.
While we are talking about "high demand", consider those who want a "cold tolerant" fruiting banana plant. Bananas are native to zone 12. A cold tolerant banana is something that survives year-round outdoors zone 10a (or mild 9b) under the hands of a skilled horticulturist.
Also, under the category of "cold tolerant" -- beware of fake cold tolerant plants such as "California Gold" and "Texas Star". These are simply Orinoco. Don't pay extra money for the label.
Then there is the category of "Indoor fruiting banana". What a scam. Don't fall for it.