Dwarf Banana Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Aurora, CO
Question by TGRichmann
January 28, 1998
We live in Colorado, and have a sunroom w/electric heat & southern exposure. Temperature is kept min 60 deg. Can we grown dwarf banana plant? If we get one what do we have to do to grow, polinate, fertilize, etc.? Do you have flyer on? What other dwarf fruit trees would work?


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Answer from NGA
January 28, 1998

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Oh, I'm jealous! When I grow up, I'm going to have a sunroom full of tropical fruit trees, too! You should be able to ripen bananas in these conditions, but you may need to supplement light during the short days of winter, and use shades when thesun is most intense. Here are some suppliers of informational texts, bananas and other greenhouse fruit varieties:

Stokes Tropicals Logee's Greenhouse
PO Box 9868 141 North St.
New Iberia, LA 70562-9868 Danielson, CT 06239
800/624-9706 203/774-8038
www.stokestropoicals.com

You may also wish to become a member of the Hobby Greenhouse Association, which publishes a quarterly for members. You can find out more about the association through their website: www.hortsoft.com/HGA.html


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