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Old 04-21-2020, 07:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dwarf fruiting varieties?

I'm looking for seeds or [whatever the tubers are called] for dwarf varieties of fruiting bananas that I can get hold of in the UK, or get shipped here.

I'd particularly like to get the dwarf Blue Java and Red Dacca species.

I'm having to grow them on a balcony, and my max headroom (heh) is 9'/2.7m - the non-dwarf species want at least 3x that when fully going, though of course even with all the sun my balcony gets they're not likely to rocket up so high.

Any suggestions as to where I can get hold of these? Or is it possible to persuade the normal sized varieties to stay shorter somehow?
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Old 04-21-2020, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I'm looking for seeds or [whatever the tubers are called] for dwarf varieties of fruiting bananas that I can get hold of in the UK, or get shipped here.

I'd particularly like to get the dwarf Blue Java and Red Dacca species.

I'm having to grow them on a balcony, and my max headroom (heh) is 9'/2.7m - the non-dwarf species want at least 3x that when fully going, though of course even with all the sun my balcony gets they're not likely to rocket up so high.

Any suggestions as to where I can get hold of these? Or is it possible to persuade the normal sized varieties to stay shorter somehow?
both those varieties are to large. i'm sure majority of UK is colder climates so even if you attempted these the number of years and size of container to get them to fruition would be a looooonnnggggg time. Try out the "truly tiny" for a good beginner patio plant
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I'm looking for seeds or [whatever the tubers are called] for dwarf varieties of fruiting bananas that I can get hold of in the UK, or get shipped here.

I'd particularly like to get the dwarf Blue Java and Red Dacca species.

I'm having to grow them on a balcony, and my max headroom (heh) is 9'/2.7m - the non-dwarf species want at least 3x that when fully going, though of course even with all the sun my balcony gets they're not likely to rocket up so high.

Any suggestions as to where I can get hold of these? Or is it possible to persuade the normal sized varieties to stay shorter somehow?
Do a forum search.........everything your asking is found there..

Or do a youtube search...

Great videos are found there also...
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Default Re: Dwarf fruiting varieties?

Hi, I am looking for the same, mor particularly the one called 'Super Dwarf Cavenidhs'. Had one for years before but died, then bought two over the years in Germany but they never lasted longtime. Any place in Europe (outside UK now) where I could get them? Sent to spain. Thanks
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