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AngelCalifornia 03-08-2018 05:57 PM

Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
MUSA ACUMINATA COLDER ZONES 9a

sputinc7 03-08-2018 06:30 PM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
I live in zone 9B and we had 2 nights this winter get down to 26-27 degrees... Looks like possible frost tonight... Mid March frost in Florida, again this year.

AngelCalifornia 03-08-2018 07:42 PM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
What are you gonna do if the leaves are going to freeze?

Tytaylor77 03-08-2018 11:20 PM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
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Originally Posted by AngelCalifornia (Post 313533)
What are you gonna do if the leaves are going to freeze?

Stomp around and curse at the weatherman! :woohoonaner:

Tytaylor77 03-08-2018 11:32 PM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
Hopefully our west coast expert Richard will post and help! Normally in zones 9a you can grow short cycle varieties and hope they produce before fall. You can also focus on the cold hardy varieties that do best in your area. Like dwarf Orinoco, namwa, the real blue java ice cream, Mysore, etc.

I am in 8b. Here in TX some winters it will hardly frost. And others like this past winter it will get 14f! It was in the teens all the way to the gulf! That’s 9a and 9b here! You can grow them fairly easy in 9a. I’m in 8b and have good luck with short cycles and cold hardy ones.

Good luck! There are lots of members around your area who can help a lot better than me! Just search around and you will find a lot of their pots with lots of helpful info!

obdiah 03-09-2018 08:38 AM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
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Originally Posted by Tytaylor77 (Post 313536)
Stomp around and curse at the weatherman! :woohoonaner:

works well some times i even threaten him with bodyly harm

obdiah 03-09-2018 08:48 AM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
zones are changing ! 15 more years and I will be in 9 a go global warming :woohoonaner:
https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/rep...ardiness-zones

if i just wasn't so old :ha:

geissene 03-09-2018 12:17 PM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
Climate change will push me into zone 7! I wonder how long until I am in Zone 10.....

AngelCalifornia 03-09-2018 06:01 PM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
I dont believe in climate change :P Winter may come and winter may go sometimes hotter sometimes colder same for summers

Richard 03-09-2018 08:31 PM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AngelCalifornia (Post 313531)
Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?

By definition, it freezes in zone 9. Note the definition pertains to 10 year averages of low temperatures. Note also that USDA maps do not account for micro-climates and local variations.

If it hasn't frozen (sustained temps at or below 32F) at your location in 5+ years then you are in upper zone 10a or wholly in zone 10b.

Richard 03-11-2018 12:26 AM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
By the way, Musa acuminata produces a seeded, inedible fruit. In your location you could grow the edible unseeded banana "Namwa". I have some pups available if you don't mind driving to Vista (Oceanside) to pick them up.

AngelCalifornia 03-12-2018 05:59 PM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
Thx But there is a misunderstanding I'm not from California i just use it to my name because i like California.I'm actually from Greece :P

beam2050 03-13-2018 02:15 AM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
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Originally Posted by AngelCalifornia (Post 313630)
Thx But there is a misunderstanding I'm not from California i just use it to my name because i like California.I'm actually from Greece :P

what a coincidence I was in grease last weekend working on my truck.

I know.......I know...... stick to the subject. thet wur a bad joke warnt it.... tasteless...... bad beam bad beam

the wiki says zone 8 to 11.

edwmax 03-13-2018 07:43 AM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
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Originally Posted by AngelCalifornia (Post 313531)
MUSA ACUMINATA COLDER ZONES 9a

That depends on how much clothing you wear and heat in you house. The banana plant will do fine.

Starstryke 04-11-2018 03:32 PM

Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?
 
You can cover them with something when cold weather strikes. After that cut off the dead tops until you think you see green. I have a couple growing from saved psuedostems 4ft tall and up that I will probably get fruit from this year.


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