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Old 10-11-2006, 05:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you advise how do I winter by banana plant also what are the ZONES that people say they are in?
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you advise how do I winter by banana plant also what are the ZONES that people say they are in?
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If you go to your control panel (User CP), then click "edit profile", scroll down, and you will see a box where you can enter your zipcode to find out what zone you are in.

There are many good threads about overwintering bananas in the "Cold Hardy Bananas" sub-forum. http://www.bananas.org/forumdisplay.php?f=15
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you Mediahound but I live in Spain?
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I didnt see that filled out in your profile at the time I posted, sorry

How low does your temperature reach?

Zone 1: below -46 C (below -50 F)
Zone 2: -46 to -40 C (-50 to -40 F)
Zone 3: -40 to -34 C (-40 to -30 F)
Zone 4: -34 to -29 C (-30 to -20 F)
Zone 5: -29 to -23 C (-20 to -10 F)
Zone 6: -23 to -18 C (-10 to 0 F)
Zone 7: -18 to -12 C (0 to 10 F)
Zone 8: -12 to -7 C (10 to 20 F)
Zone 9: -7 to -1 C (20 to 30 F)
Zone 10: -1 to 4 C (30 to 40 F)
Zone 11: above 4 C (above 40 F)
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Thank you for the scale, as I said I live in Spain (southern) so my zone will be about 10. One more thing I have just planted a banana plant that is about seven feet tall and what I would like to know is should I cut the leaves off or not for the winter.
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I wouldn't unless you absolutely needed to.
Do you know what kind of banana plant it is?
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If you are at no risk of freezing temps. I wouldn't do anything with your bananas other than cut back on the watering and fertilizing until you see they start growing again next spring. Zone 10 should leave you at no risk for a freeze. If you suspect a freeze then I would suggest putting mulch of some type around the base of the plant for the nights you might get a freeze but that would be all I suggest.
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Hi Mediahound No I don't know but I think it is a small one.
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Did you buy the plant in Spain? If you did, it is almost certainly Dwarf Cavendish. I am in Spain quite often, and I have not seen other cultivars than cavendish there.

Don't worry, just leave them and they will be fine.

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Hi Mrbungalow
Yes it was from Spain in almeria, thanks for the advice, everyone.
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