Answer: It's true! Stokes Tropicals (www.stokestropicals.com; ph# 800/624-9706) has Musa basjoo, the Japanese Fiber Banana! It doesn't say anything about the flavor of the fruit, but says it has the most striking blossoms of any banana. The Banana Tree (715 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042; ph# 610/253-9589) carries various hardy palms. Enjoy your excursion into tropical gardening!
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