banana trees - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Lynne Schwartz
savannah, Ge
Question by lynne138
September 22, 2009
How do I transplant banana pups that are about 3 ft. high? I planted the ice cream variety edible fruit type.
When can I expect to see fruit? I live in Savannah
coastal zone 8b


Answer from NGA
September 22, 2009


Your goal is to take some roots along with the pup so you may need to cut into the mother plant in order to get some roots. Once the pup is taken, plant it in a sunny spot. I can't give you a guideline as to when to expect fruit. Bananas fruit once they have developed a certain number of leaves, depending on variety - usually (12-20). Best wishes with your banana plants.

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