Re: Newbie questions - planting design and types for 9a
The best position is south facing and about 6' apart. More sun the better. I think getting early sun on the cold winter mornings is critical to get them through the winter in marginal 9 and 8 zones. If you are concerned about wind and are in a marginal zone then I suggest Raja Puri, Dwarf Brazilian, Dwarf Namwa, and Dwarf Orinoco. You will have a much better chance of successs with the varieties I listed than Cavendish and all its varents including Double Mahoi in my opinion.
Many of the members on this site offer varieties for sale and you might find a member near you. There is also TyTaylor in E. Texas at bananapups.com. He has a ton of varieties. Ya'll had a pretty tough winter so many of the usual suppliers in your area may have been wiped out or are in recovery.