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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.

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Default California Gold Banana in Portland Oregon

It's almost spring here in Portland and I just checked my California Gold banana under the frost cloth wrap I made. After cutting away a little of the rotted portion I saw the green center, which means it is alive and doing fine. I wrapped the stem in frost cloth, mulched over almost the entire thing with soil and leaves and during snow events I put a black plastic bag over the top of it all. We have had several snow events here. That means 2 in or less on the ground. It's usually less. So it can, along with Basjoo, be grown here and weather wise we are pretty much over the hump.
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