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Old 06-07-2022, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Party Viente Cohol vs Patupi/Kokopo for Zone 6b or 5a Patio Plant for Fruiting

Hi all

I've been a container banana guy for a few years now and I'd like to try to get one to fruit. I was looking through some research and read every post I could do in a search history of the forums and it seems like the VC or the Patupi/Kokopo are generally considered the fastest to fruit and best for short seasons. And our friend Larry happens to sell them!

I'm curious if anyone has tried to work with them to fruit in containers in the North. I'm in zone 6b near Boston, but with areas of only limited daylight and not much space; my parents are in 5a up in NH, with a deck that gets 10+ hours of sun in the summer and a decent place to overwinter it.

But I'm reading conflicting reports about how cold interacts with either and how quickly one can get it to fruit (in a single summer season in these zones?), and am curious if anyone has any info for me.
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