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Hi all, Anyone growing several types of nanas? I need guidance on a great tasting nana. I need to sample at least 5-7 different varieties
( single banana each)
I am only allowed to plant one hardy banana tree. Mom likes the crappy cavendish ones at the store and I hate them ripe.

Before I plant one, Id like to get something we both agree on. I have been interested in the BLue Java because its a softer banana and its blue (hoping it will be less attraction from the birds). Im interested in anyones opinion.

Dont know if this helps: but I like plantains but the fluffy softer whiter ones are better tasting to me than the starchy ones (though they are good too). As for the cavendish, I much prefer the flavor when they're almost green.

Sorry, I dont have much experience with any other banana. I hear the apple ones and red Jamaican ones are tasty. Any help would be appreciated.

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You cannot go wrong with Namwah.
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Are you growing indoors or outdoors?

If outdoors, what is your USDA cold hardiness zone and where are you located?

If indoors, what is your ceiling height and can you afford an 8-bulb T5 VHO fixture and run it 10 hours per day?


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I am only allowed to plant one hardy banana tree. Mom likes the crappy cavendish ones at the store and I hate them ripe.

Before I plant one, Id like to get something we both agree on. I have been interested in the BLue Java because its a softer banana and its blue (hoping it will be less attraction from the birds). Im interested in anyones opinion.

Dont know if this helps: but I like plantains but the fluffy softer whiter ones are better tasting to me than the starchy ones (though they are good too). As for the cavendish, I much prefer the flavor when they're almost green.

Sorry, I dont have much experience with any other banana. I hear the apple ones and red Jamaican ones are tasty. Any help would be appreciated.
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Tibetan is in 8b, North of us in Apple Valley
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Thanks Crazy Banana. We have a few snow days every year. This year, nothing but a drought. we have 1.5 acres of land with lots of more alkaline sand. are dwarfs better or worse for ground animals like jack rabbits and squirrels?

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Thanks Anke. Apple Valley was one of my playgrounds as a kid. Among other things, we would shoot off Estes rockets there. Of course at the time Apple Valley was vacant, nearby Victorville had a post WWII population of only a few thousand, and route 15 was highway, not a freeway.

You are in the high Mojave desert. It freezes there on a regular basis in the winter (too cold) and the summers are blazing (too hot). You could consider growing them outdoors where they would have shade from 11am to sunset in the summer and could be protected from freezing temperatures in the winter. Anke makes a good recommendation of Namwah.
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Thanks Anke. Apple Valley was one of my playgrounds as a kid. Among other things, we would shoot off Estes rockets there. Of course at the time Apple Valley was vacant, nearby Victorville had a post WWII population of only a few thousand, and route 15 was highway, not a freeway.

You are in the high Mojave desert. It freezes there on a regular basis in the winter (too cold) and the summers are blazing (too hot). You could consider growing them outdoors where they would have shade from 11am to sunset in the summer and could be protected from freezing temperatures in the winter. Anke makes a good recommendation of Namwah.

Yeah, these past few years have been droughty. years ago I was told it would get so cold in the winter. I believe this is what its supposed to be like but the climate changes are, well, changing that. I will follow advice on what everyone is saying. Thank you guys for those tips! I feel like if I take care of it, it will be fine. I just need the hardiest variety.
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I guess, I am interested in trying anyones:

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brazillian dwarf/hawaiian apple bananas

if they have some to send. Just let me know your price on 5-6 bananas total plus shipping.
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Yeah, these past few years have been droughty. years ago I was told it would get so cold in the winter. I believe this is what its supposed to be like but the climate changes are, well, changing that. I will follow advice on what everyone is saying. Thank you guys for those tips! I feel like if I take care of it, it will be fine. I just need the hardiest variety.
Drought and cold are not necessarily dependent. I've been in the Mojave many times - in fact last month when it is dry and freezing. From the City Data for Apple Valley CA it looks like there are many weeks of low temperatures below freezing.
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Drought and cold are not necessarily dependent. I've been in the Mojave many times - in fact last month when it is dry and freezing. From the City Data for Apple Valley CA it looks like there are many weeks of low temperatures below freezing.
would the plant be better off that way? No root rot concerns as much?
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