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Old 04-12-2012, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi Everyone on Bananas.org

I am atempting to grow bananas here on the lower south coast of NSW Australia I say atempting as I have several varietys growing for about a year but none fruiting yet.
Temps here in celcius lows in winter about 2 degrees
Summer highs 40 plus degrees costal
I am growing the following

Dwarf red dacca
Dwarf cavendish
cavendish
goldfinger
pisang ceylan
ladyfinger
ducasse
valery
blue java
rajapuri

I would like to hear from other members suggestions on other cold hardy bananas to grow here that might be available in Australia.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi and welcome NSW Bananas,

I have tried growing the two varieties at the top of your list here in Bendigo. They grow alright, but don't fruit, at least not yet.
I am soon heading over to Thailand to some real banana growing country, so I hope to find lots of different varieties to taste.
Hope you have lots of success in growing your plants and that you enjoy your stay at this forum.
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