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Old 03-21-2021, 02:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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How tall can an Orinoco banana plant get? How tall would it have to be to fruit? Thanks as always in advance for any help!
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about 14' of stem and another 8' of leaves
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Wow! It sounds pretty like itís a very tall plant then! Thanks very much for answering my question! I appreciate it!
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My mother and her neighbor have a bunch of Orinoco. They get to 16+ ft easily!
They can get huge with some giant leaves! Personally I like huge banana plants though
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There are also Dwarf Orinoco that are supposed to "only" get to 6-10 feet tall

Maybe you could look into those if you're interested. I might try one someday myself
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My mother and her neighbor have a bunch of Orinoco. They get to 16+ ft easily!
They can get huge with some giant leaves! Personally I like huge banana plants though
Wow! Sounds pretty impressive! I’m still kind of in shock about how tall the Orinocos can get! Just amazing! Thanks!


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There are also Dwarf Orinoco that are supposed to "only" get to 6-10 feet tall

Maybe you could look into those if you're interested. I might try one someday myself
I honestly didn’t know that there is a dwarf variety of Orinoco! How about that! Now I might just have to get one! Thanks for letting me know about that! I like the idea of a shorter banana plant that might not take as long to fruit! Thanks again!
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My Tall Orinoco is about 9 or 10 feet trunk fruiting now (first generation). Then again I have seen 20+ foot Orinoco in a field. Lol
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My Tall Orinoco is about 9 or 10 feet trunk fruiting now (first generation). Then again I have seen 20+ foot Orinoco in a field. Lol
LOL .....thats a tall one...for that zone.
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My Tall Orinoco is about 9 or 10 feet trunk fruiting now (first generation). Then again I have seen 20+ foot Orinoco in a field. Lol
Really! Wow! By the way ! Some have been more than 20í tall! Holy 💩! Well, I wonder if mine could fruit at that size as yours did. Otherwise I donít know how I can bring it indoors over winter if itís suppose to be that TALL! Thanks as always ďJoe JoeĒ!
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How tall can an Orinoco banana plant get? How tall would it have to be to fruit? Thanks as always in advance for any help!
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How tall can an Orinoco banana plant get? How tall would it have to be to fruit? Thanks as always in advance for any help!
Forgot to mention for that grow zone.....Expect a flower in 2-5 years .
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Forgot to mention for that grow zone.....Expect a flower in 2-5 years .
Hey Cincinnana! Iím so glad to find out when I could expect a flower on my Orinoco! It was very kind of you to tell me that! I truly appreciate both the replies & helpful information!
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Hey Cincinnana! Iím so glad to find out when I could expect a flower on my Orinoco! It was very kind of you to tell me that! I truly appreciate both the replies & helpful information!
Yep..... expect a flower in 2-5 years.

This can vary....depending on the grow situations....
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LOL .....thats a tall one...for that zone.
Expect for OP's zone.....2-5+- years ..... for inedible fruit.
Frost to frost is 160 -+ possible growing days.....not enough for a banana plant to do much.
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