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Old 08-13-2010, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Manzano or Ice Cream. Also Super Dwarf or Dwarf Cavendish

I bought a manzano and ice cream banana from a seller on ebay a couple years ago. Now, I can't remember which is which. I believe the one on the left is a manzano and the right is an ice cream. Am I correct?

Also, I bought what was listed as a dwarf cavendish from home depot and I've had it potted for a year. However, given its height, I'm thinking it may be a super dwarf. I was thinking of planting it in the ground, but if it is a super dwarf, I am just going to leave it in the pot. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-16-2010, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)

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Default Re: Manzano or Ice Cream. Also Super Dwarf or Dwarf Cavendish

Of the ones in the ground, the large one is 'Manzano' and the small one is 'Ice Cream', so yes you are correct.

The Cavendish looks like 'Dwarf Cavendish', 'Super Dwarf Cavendish' is usually much stockier. It's small because it's in a container, it would do much better in the ground. Heights of banana plants refer to the their mature height at flowering, so if it's not flowering then the size is somewhat irrelevant.
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