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Hi all, I am wondering if it is possible to have a producing plant of the Blue Java and Gros Michel types in a container? I know they aren't actually dwarf types.

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Sorry, I am in Rio Grande Valley, zone 9b.
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Hi all, I am wondering if it is possible to have a producing plant of the Blue Java and Gros Michel types in a container? I know they aren't actually dwarf types.

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In your location it could work well and they could be outdoors year-round.

Although some folks use 15-gallon I'd recommend at least 25 gallon each for less stunting and better quality fruit.
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I do not have any experience growing the Gros Michel (yet), but in my opinion there is NO WAY to grow a Blue Java sucessfully in a container. They get tall (up to 15' plus leaf canopy) and are extreme leaners (one in the ground even snapped in two pieces for me last week).
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... in my opinion there is NO WAY to grow a Blue Java sucessfully in a container ...
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Lol, I would not even try WITH support for various reasons.
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hey Richard,
i thought you recommended 65 gallon containers
have you seen some examples lately that worked with 25 gallons which changed youre mind?
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... I'd recommend at least 25 gallon each for less stunting and better quality fruit.
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Im currently fruiting blue java in a 200l pot, I was growing them in 100l bags, not sure why it cant be done elsewhere.
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Im currently fruiting blue java in a 200l pot, I was growing them in 100l bags, not sure why it cant be done elsewhere.
200 L is about 53 gallons ... seems reasonable.
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Hi all, I am wondering if it is possible to have a producing plant of the Blue Java and Gros Michel types in a container? I know they aren't actually dwarf types.

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I do not have any experience growing the Gros Michel (yet), but in my opinion there is NO WAY to grow a Blue Java sucessfully in a container. They get tall (up to 15' plus leaf canopy) and are extreme leaners (one in the ground even snapped in two pieces for me last week).
I have read that banana plants grow shorter, and have less fruit, when in containers. Is this true?
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