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Banana Trees - Check out our sale prices on Giant Cavendish, Mekong GiantRajapuri, & Sweetheart Bananas NOW while supplies last only!  Minimum purchase on ALL banana plants is no less than 12

Arizona Bananas.  This is a perfect example that bananas really DO grow in the desert!  These Rajapuri bananas are one the best for Arizona's hot winds, extreme heat and cold temps, however, each year these banana trees die back due to our short lived frost and return each Spring, even larger.  These bananas pictured were planted on the East facing side of our old home in Tucson, Arizona where the morning and early afternoon sun kisses them.  They fed off the nearby pond which contributed to the their success.  Yes, they really do produce fruit each year!

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A greenhouse full of our Banana plants ready to ship to you!
Alright, everybody knows what a banana is. But here's some info you might find interesting! The banana family, thought to have originated in Asia, but commonly found in South America, is a large paddle-shaped leafed plant with clusters of edible fruits. Zoned 8-10 outdoors. They grow tall in full sun in these zones outdoors, yet they are ideal as houseplants with warm bright light year round. 

 

Bananas named “dessert” are the kind you’re accustomed to eating and are generally eaten when they are ripe & yellow.  Most of the bananas you buy at the market are Cavendish varieties.  Plantain bananas are are the overpriced bananas that look kinda funny in the baskets in the produce section that look like fruit that has been left to over ripen.  Actually plantain are kind of rare at the store, and best eaten cooked, not right off the stem, and is generally done when the fruit is still green.  Both versions of these banana types are tasty, however most people prefer to grow “dessert” varieties because of the simplicity of the fruit.  Lastly there are ornamental banana trees which blossom fragrant flowers, but don’t produce edible fruit, however, they offer shade, a beautiful tropical look, and are hummingbird, butterfly and bee attractants.  

India is the largest producer of bananas globally, no, not Hawaii

Bananas are small to large herbaceous (soft leaved) tree-like plants with leaves held at the top of what appears to be a trunk, but what is actually a tightly woven packed bunch of leaf sheaths and leaf stalks that emerge from an underground stem called a raceme. A banana starts as a bulb (or corm. That's right, C-O-R-M....Not Corn). Roots grow from the lower surface of the corm and the banana leaves form from the top surface of the bulb's stem called a raceme.  You can start these plants from seeds, but it is a little more difficult and much more time consuming to do. Many seeds can take 6 to 8 months to show growth or healthy germination, and most seeds must be scored before this can be attempted. There is no guarantee on seeds, if you want a guaranteed plant, simply buy the  plant.

Over a short period of time, beautiful paddle-shaped leaves expand out of this stalk or raceme. Over a longer period of time, a drooping, flowering stem emerges as a final structure which flowers and gives way to fruits, which develop in groups on this last stem. Each group is called a hand, and individual bananas in the hand are called fingers. Once your banana has fruited, you may cut it back to the top of the soil level; by the time your banana has fruited, your banana will have already sent up sucker plants from the corm, fruit, and then die back successively!

Due to weather delays, there may be periodic delays on specific varieties of bananas.  Thank you for your patience.


Blue Java Ice Cream Banana Tree
Chinese Yellow Banana Tree
Dwarf Red Banana Tree
Giant Cavendish Banana Tree
Goldfinger Banana Tree
Mekong Giant Banana
Mekong Giant Banana
Rajapuri Banana Tree
Red Abyssinian Banana
Red Iholene Banana Tree
Sumatrana Banana Tree
Super Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree
Sweetheart Banana Tree
Sweetheart Banana Tree

Banana Plant Care

When we ship your banana tree to you, we generally cut all of the leaves off because they will die off anyway when you replant it. The stump you get can range in size from about a foot to 3 feet tall. It will grow new leaves very quickly in warm and humid weather, much slower in colder climates. It is very exciting to get your first few leaves! Keep soil moist but not saturated. Fertilize with a mild fertilizer (13-5-13 is ideal) at every watering. You can use stronger fertilizers like Peter’s, Schultz’s, Miracle Grow, even Steer Manure and it generally will NOT harm the plant. A good rule of thumb is: if you get less than 1 leaf per week, you are not fertilizing enough! It’s hard to burn a banana with fertilizers. Use organically rich soil, in warm to very warm and humid conditions. Protect from strong winds if planted outdoors. Bananas shriveled to the ground by cold will re-sprout from the underground corm when temperatures warm up. We now sell banana SEEDS for one variety. Enjoy growing your banana tree from just a seed. What a rewarding way to grow a plant, and at a fraction of the cost. Banana plants and banana seeds also make a marvelous and ingenious gift idea!


A banana plant can grow from 5' to 35' in as little as one year depending on variety and growing environment. Of course a banana's growth will slow if temperatures drop into the 50's. Even though your banana may look like a dead stump in the ground in the Winter, do not remove it, unless you live in a part of the country where the ground freezes solid. Instead, we suggest that you purchase some burlap from any hardware store, and wrap the trunk of the tree down to the ground, only allowing the leaves to be exposed. Of course, do this before first frost appears. Leave the burlap on until all fear of frost is gone. In Arizona, we would wrap our trees just before Thanksgiving and unwrap around mid-March. You may want to refrain from too much water or fertilizer during these colder months. If you are in a colder region, you may just want to dig up your stump, including some surrounding soil and keep it in a warmer place out of the elements, like a garage, or basement, until warmer weather is near. Folks in the East may even want to consider planting the banana in a moveable pot with a saucer in the first place, keep it as a houseplant, and when it’s warm and humid out, move the plant outside. Thank you for your purchase and enjoy!


 
 

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We ship most "Fish, Shrimp, & Snail Only" Orders out on Tues nights. 
We do NOT sell sexed animals, please do not request paired or sexed fish.
Please make sure your live good order is at least $35 bucks.  There is NO minimum order amount for shipping dry good or non-perishable items.  You may combine Dry Goods and Live Goods to get to our $35.00 minimum.

We always ship "Plant Only" Orders out on Thurs nights.

YES, You may combine Fish, Shrimp & Snails with your Plant Order and they will be shipped in one box on Thursday night as well.

 

 

 

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the following week.  If we can squeeze it in, we will try.  We are ran by humans, not robots, we will do what we can to accommodate you. 

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