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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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Old 12-10-2010, 11:45 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: Protecting in-ground banana plants from cold?

Conejov, you north of Houston or south? The northern portion of Houston itself and north of Houston is 8B. Pearland is 8B. But there is a 9A area south of Houston and in the SE part of Houston. I doubt it's much of a difference though when it gets into the mid 20s eh?

Cut yer fronds off and put sheets over 'em! Mulch at the bottom. Or do nothing. Unless it's rated for 10B or higher they usually come back without having to do anything to 'em.
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I agree with the Roseville poster that here in California, it's usually the fact that we get cold, wet rain in this part of California, and that is really devastating. I pull mine in under the eaves, close to the house. It's a little warmer there, and a lot drier. Usually in March, they start coming out.

A fellow I know in Fremont, CA gets bananas in March most years. He planted Sweatheart, Blue Java and Goldfinger. He has a huge mat of them in the back yard, in the dirt, and gets dozens of bunches. I am so jealous, because mine are still small.

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I am in Loomis, just east (and a little colder) than Rocklin/Roseville. I have one large banana in the ground with about 6' of trunk that I got from a local strawberry stand this summer. Which, of course, had no idea what cultivar it was...
There is a local nursery owner that has several large bananas growing on her property in Lincoln in mainly a clay soil that overwinter fine. But, she's not sure what variety they are either, other than green and large
In the spring, I plan to plant out some blue javas, orinocos, basjoos, and kandarian plants that I currently have in my greenhouse.
Anyway, I am new to bananas, and just tagging along to see what other locals are doing.
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Thank you all for the feed back.
This has been really educational.

The aproach I took for protecting my bananas this winter seems to have pros and cons. Overall its working fine to protect the stems and some of the leaves. But many of the plants are bent over a bit. Imagine giant white candycanes wraped in row cover.

I am now thinking about my stratigy for next winter. If I have plants next fall that are close to bloom height, I think I will use 3 long pieces of PVC to create a very tall and very narow banana shaped greenhouse around the plant.

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