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Old 11-07-2023, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello all,

I am a banana newbie and am wanting to try a banana plant in zone 8a.

The coldest it has gotten is 11F but we have been able to keep an avocado plant alive by putting it in a plastic dome during the coldest months.

I was thinking I would start out in a container and would like to pick a short variety so that I could cover it to protect from frost.

I am torn between a Raja Puri and a Pineapple Banana plant (said to be a variety from a Raja Puri but shorter in height).

I was also thinking about Senorita but cannot find one.

Anyone here tried a Raja Puri, Pineapple and a Senorita banana and have any input?

I don't mind tangy, but how tangy is a Pineapple Banana?

Thanks in advance for any guidance and/or experience you can share.

Sarah
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Old 11-14-2023, 08:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I am in 8 a zone also. Been growing musa basjoo for years. Very cold hardy but no edible fruit. Trying 5 new ones this spring. Going all out on my banana hobby this year. I havenít come across those varieties you mentioned as of now. I am looking for larger plants to grow outside year round.
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i am 9b/8a. i have raja puri but not the other 2.

my raja puri survived 4 days of low 20's straight last christmas. didn't lose a one, just leaves.
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