Also central Florida nanner lover here....just north of Ocala. I can put full blame on my bud in Alabama for getting me hooked on bananas. She sent me an ice cream pup just for something different in my landscape, and I took to it like a lion to a cub....now I coddle it and water and feed it, and I nearly DIED when I saw pups!! Anyway, I now have several other varieties (thanks, eBay) that I have in pots that I will put in the ground when the weather gets a little less wicked. In really excited to see how they all grow and if I can get blooms and nanners here. What a fun hobby!!