The Banana tree is very easy to grow for the gardener who likes to grow his own, tree-ripened fruit rather than grocery store bananas that were harvested green. Our Nursery grows banana trees in large fields just like row-crop farmers normally cultivate fields of cotton, peanuts and corn. The extra long shelf life of the commercial bananas that are harvested in Central America during the half-ripe, green stages More...
The banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant. Plants are normally tall and fairly sturdy. Leaves are spirally arranged and may grow 2.7 metres (8.9 ft) long and 60 cm (2.0 ft) wide. They are easily torn by the wind, resulting in the familiar frond look.
WHEN TO PLANT BANANA TREE?
In the temperate zone, the earliest that you should plant a new banana is 3-4 weeks after your average last frost date. Care should be taken not to expose new plants to temperatures below 57°F (14°C) which will greatly slow the growth. Banana trees may be safely planted at any time during the growing season up until approximately 10 weeks prior to the average first frost date.