Choosing Edible Bananas - Knowledgebase Question

New Port Richey, FL
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Question by SGreen5000
November 24, 1997
Which type of banana tree would I select for eating?

Answer from NGA
November 24, 1997
You're garden is located in zone 9A, which is a warm spot. Just so you know, bananas require warm temperatures for 14 and 23 months order to grow and produce fruit. At 55F, they stop growing until weather warms again. Many gardeners grow them in sheltered places or in greenhouses.

I recommend that you peruse the website of Brudy's Exotics ( They describe the different flavors and preferred growing environments for the many banana varieties they offer. Have fun!

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