A flourish tropical paradise... An abundance of flavors... Minimal care and effort... If this is the thing you’ve been searching for, the banana is your answer.
Consider the landscape of your yard or
garden, the space available, and the flavor
you might enjoy most, then choose a
banana accordingly. Below are descriptions
of several varieties available at ECHO:
The Apple Banana is a favorite dessert
banana that has been grown in Florida
for many years. The unique flavor blends
the tartness of an apple with a very sweet
banana. This plant will grow to a height of
10 to 12 feet.
If you would rather have something a bit
smaller, consider a Gran Nain. This will only
grow to about 5 to 7 feet but produces a
considerable amount of quality fruit. As a
Cavendish variety, it is similar to what you
might find in the grocery store.
If a towering umbrella of leafy green appeals to you, the 20-foot tall Pysang Raja will serve you well. Despite its height, it is a sturdy and well-anchored plant.
Several factors are crucial to banana’s
growth. Essentially, a good site for your
bananas combines full sun, wind protection,
good drainage, and plenty of water. After
planting a small banana plant, you should
be enjoying the fruit in 9 to 16 months with
proper care. In following the guidelines
most appropriate for your situation, you will
be assured of having fruit for many seasons