Welcome to the forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back > Banana Forum > Cold Hardy Bananas
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Cold Hardy Bananas This forum is dedicated to the discussion of bananas that are able to grow and thrive in cold areas. You'll find lots of tips and discussions about keeping your bananas over the winter.

Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-15-2008, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
Location: Elmira, New York
Zone: 5
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 9
BananaBucks : 9,311
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Bananas in Upstate New York

Hypothetically speaking, when would one remove the winter protection from a banana in this area - middle of New York. We don't usually plant anything until Memorial Day. We are zone 5. Warm (65 degree days and 30ish nights) in May. Do I take main protection off, say in April, then use some kind of "overnight protection" until what 45, 55 nights?????

Alley Cat
alleycatsmith is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To alleycatsmith

Join Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more. is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:

Join Today! - Click Here


Old 05-15-2008, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
3rd winter growing indoor
D_&_T's Avatar
Location: Northern Indiana
Zone: 5
Name: Dan
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 877
BananaBucks : 24,760
Feedback: 4 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,437 Times
Was Thanked 256 Times in 168 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 342 Times
Default Re: Bananas in Upstate New York

Sounds like a good plan to me. What type do you have outside?
We just moved all but the last few plants out other day, just potted with wind having was afraid to move outside.


D_&_T is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To D_&_T
Old 05-15-2008, 02:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 260
BananaBucks : 31,923
Feedback: 6 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 32 Times
Was Thanked 136 Times in 75 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1 Times
Bananas Brindando Re: Bananas in Upstate New York

Look at and see the weather forcast for your area for the next 2 weeks. If the low temp is above 40 you should be in good shape except for the most sensitive tropical plants
mm4birds is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To mm4birds
Said thanks:
Old 05-15-2008, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 32
BananaBucks : 10,933
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 3 Times
Was Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Bananas in Upstate New York

I live in Upstate New York. However I live near buffalo thus near the lake. That bumps me up to a zone 6 . So we're getting 50s nights and stuff. I have already planted out. I know that Musa Basjoo can tolerate light frosts if that's what you have growing but i'd still cover it.
Scijox is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Scijox
Old 05-16-2008, 06:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
Northern Tropics
sandy0225's Avatar
Location: Muncie, Indiana zone 5
Zone: zone 5
Name: Sandy
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,717
BananaBucks : 278,706
Feedback: 31 / 97%
Said "Thanks" 38 Times
Was Thanked 1,795 Times in 682 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 9 Times
Default Re: Bananas in Upstate New York

I take the winter covering off in mid april usually, when ever the daffodils start/finish blooming. I feel that the mulch on later than that helps keep the ground cold and doesn't let it warm up, because when you take it off, it feels cold under there.
Sandy Burrell

Northern Tropics Greenhouse
1501 East Fuson Road
Muncie, IN 47302

specializing in bananas, heirloom tomatoes and water gardening plants~
check out our new online store at our website!
sandy0225 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sandy0225

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:59 AM.

Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © & the respective author.