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Old 06-11-2022, 07:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: Viente Cohol vs Patupi/Kokopo for Zone 6b or 5a Patio Plant for Fruiting

I think any type is worth trying and plants are relatively cheap compared to other hobbies. I recall that Sandy (on this forum) fruited a Saba plant in SE Pennsylvania a few years ago.

I'd suggest staggering growth of your bananas so that you only have one or two large plants to deal with during the winter. This allows me to grow different varieties at the same time without filling up my entire house. When winter comes, I just select which plants/pups will be brought inside based on size. My bananas grow maybe 2-3' taller each year and then slow down as they reach the terminal height. Getting the timing right is difficult but you can slightly control it with watering / fertilizer / shade cloth.
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