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Old 02-25-2008, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best cold hardy banana for zone 6?
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Zone 6 hardiness

the basjoo is the best one for in zone 6, but even the basjoo you have to protect if you want to save the P-stems when lower than 28 F.
a sikkeminsis can you try also, also a musella and a musa velutina.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you so much I will have to try a musella or a musa velutina, I do have a basjoo and store it in the GH during the winter.
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i would try a musella
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Default Re: Zone 6 hardiness

musa basjoo will survive winters in new york city with a rare temp drop into the single digits. I cover mine with bags of leaves for insulation but in an experiment, one clump survived winter without any cover and came back from the ground to reach a height of 15 feet before the frost
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My sister is in zone 6. I sent her Basjoo's a couple years ago. They have done excellent for her. She leaves them in the ground over winter. Just mulches them hard.

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my dad has some growing in Connecticut (near New Haven). They usually pop out of the ground around May.
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musa basjoo will survive winters in new york city with a rare temp drop into the single digits. I cover mine with bags of leaves for insulation but in an experiment, one clump survived winter without any cover and came back from the ground to reach a height of 15 feet before the frost
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that's an awesome Basjoo! thanks for sharing it
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Basjoo is the way to go. I also would plant a sikkeminsis. Red
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