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Old 06-19-2009, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am brand new to the world of bananas, except for eating them of course.

I live in Northern Arizona, on the border with UT. We are in the high desert at 4800 feet. The maps say we are zone 7 or 7-8. One of our greatest challenges with most fruits is not the level of winter cold but the late frosts we get after early warming spells.

I have always enjoyed gardening and have gotten to a place in life where I can settle down a bit and dig in.

I love bananas but never considered growing them as I didn't think there was a chance that I could in this area.

The idea that I could have some dwarfs and winter them indoors got me searching and led me here. From the little that I have read so far, it seems that there may be some cultivars that might survive here, in the ground? (with or without protection?)

So, I am hear to glean what I can from others' wisdom and experience...and as I gain some to share with others.

Thanks for the nice forum that so many seem to contribute to.

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