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Old 05-12-2017, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Joy Rookie needing a coach! Southern Cali zone 10a

I am completely new to growing bananas and really know very little...

We would really appreciate some education and suggestions on variety for best tasting, eating raw and maybe one type for cooking. I purchased a bunch of 1/2 wine barrels and plan on using for them for the bananas.

I bought some tissue culture starts from Baker Creek; I am not sure if I am excited about what I got since I was unable to select variety. Also, potentially discouraged from what I've read so far. They sent Dwarf Maoli, Dwarf Cavendish, Dwarf Iholena.

Should I bother with any of what I have? If you recommend something different the money spent is really of no concern to me, to waste what I received is no big deal at all. Guide me to the promise land of banana growing and I would like to share in the enjoyment... also, if you can direct me to a good place to get banana plants too!!

Thank you to everyone for the point in the right direction.
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Default Re: Rookie needing a coach! Southern Cali zone 10a

It is very easy to overwater and get them to rot. If they are small plants they will get fried in afternoon sun here in Southern California. I would suggest getting a moisture meter for determining when to water. Good luck!
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