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Old 04-21-2020, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Dwarf fruiting varieties?

Originally Posted by ljos-alfar View Post
I'm looking for seeds or [whatever the tubers are called] for dwarf varieties of fruiting bananas that I can get hold of in the UK, or get shipped here.

I'd particularly like to get the dwarf Blue Java and Red Dacca species.

I'm having to grow them on a balcony, and my max headroom (heh) is 9'/2.7m - the non-dwarf species want at least 3x that when fully going, though of course even with all the sun my balcony gets they're not likely to rocket up so high.

Any suggestions as to where I can get hold of these? Or is it possible to persuade the normal sized varieties to stay shorter somehow?
both those varieties are to large. i'm sure majority of UK is colder climates so even if you attempted these the number of years and size of container to get them to fruition would be a looooonnnggggg time. Try out the "truly tiny" for a good beginner patio plant
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Dwarf Cavendish Fruited , Apple Mansano TC unconfirmed, Rajapuri TC Fruited, Gold Finger TC unconfirmed, Dwarf Namwa TC Fruited, Dwarf Orinoco TC Fruited, Sweetheart FHIA-03 Fruited, Tall Red banana Fruited, Blue Java Fruited, Tall Namwa Fruited, Pisang Raja Fruited, Hua Moa TC Stunted, Dwarf Brazilian Fruited, High Gate unconfirmed, Tall Brazilian Fruited, Kokopo unconfirmed, FHIA-17 Fruited, Dwarf Plantain Fruited.
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