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Old 06-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HI, will the true ice cream (blue java) banana grow in containers? If they do, what are some sources to fnd the authentic thing? i have heard encanto farms, is that true? also, will the thousand fingers fruit in containers? what size would i use for both? thanks.

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HI, will the true ice cream (blue java) banana grow in containers? If they do, what are some sources to fnd the authentic thing? i have heard encanto farms, is that true? also, will the thousand fingers fruit in containers? what size would i use for both? thanks.
Any banana plant can fruit in a container
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yeah, maybe a hundred gallon one. But for the trouble of managing that here, might as well move to florida. Hey, now there's an idea...

what i meant was, wil it fruit in a smaller sized, maneagable container? what size would it need?
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yeah, maybe a hundred gallon one. But for the trouble of managing that here, might as well move to florida. Hey, now there's an idea...

what i meant was, wil it fruit in a smaller sized, maneagable container? what size would it need?
60 or 65 gal.
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yep. out of the picture. what about thousand fingers? same?
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12 1/2ft potted Ice Cream doing great!*****NEW PICS!!!!!!
I believe dwarf plants would be the best bet
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Just get you a Zan Moreno so you can stick it in a 30 gal.. :^)
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Here is a picture of mine that I just moved outside for the summer it was in my sun room with 10' ceilings. The pseudostem is 7' and I have had it for a little over a year now.
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thanks for the pic. i think i'll stay away until i have the ability...
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Blue Javas don't mind pots at all, as long as you have at least a 16'-20' ceiling.
If you have "only" 12', a Dwarf Orinoco might be a better choice.
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yeah, no thanks. besides, i can't deal with a 65 gal pot. i would have to move that monster...

Dwarf cavendish and red it is for me then!

I really hope that the mystery banana i have won't need a 65 gal container...
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yeah, no thanks. besides, i can't deal with a 65 gal pot. i would have to move that monster...

Dwarf cavendish and red it is for me then!

I really hope that the mystery banana i have won't need a 65 gal container...
Hi banana13,
I'm growing an ice cream/blue java (pisang awak type) in a 30 gal smart pot. It's on its second growing season and is doing really well. I've wanted to repot to a 45 or 60 gal. pot, but the current pot is already huge. Awesome, beautiful plant that's a lot of fun to grow. If you've got the room for it and a dolly or hand truck to move it indoors come winter, it's definitely worth the effort. I haven't got fruit yet, but it's pushing 9 ft. of pseudostem height and is still going strong, so hopefully it'll flower by the end of summer. Dwarf cavendish and dwarf red are also great varieties. Best wishes and good luck!
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