Cool Bananas – Different Varieties Available- 20cm pot
Cool Bananas are specially selected for their ability to fruit in cooler southern climates like Melbourne.
Bananas require a position in the full sun with rich well drained soil and protection from frost and cold winds. Bananas are heavy feeders, during the growing season (Spring-Summer) apply garden lime and organic fertiliser every six weeks.
Fruit is ready for harvesting once the fruits ridges have smoothed out and the flower has blackened and is dry and crumbly. After harvesting cut the main stem down to the ground, one of the suckers will then replace the main stem. Cover the smaller suckers with straw over winter to protect from the cold.
Lady Finger– Produces small bananas with a rich sweet flavor and creamy texture and which keep well. Great in fruit salads since the flesh does not brown when cut. (Height 3-4m)
Dwarf Red Dacca – Small very sweet fruit with a creamy pale orange-pink flesh. Their skin changes from burgundy to orange as they ripen. (Height 2m)
Pisang– Very sweet, small bananas which are bright yellow when ripe. These bananas have a creamy texture and keep well. (Height 3-4m)
William Cavendish- The most popular variety in Australia. A medium sized fruit fruit with a smooth, creamy texture and a thin peel. (Height 2m)
Dwarf Cavendish- Produce a heavy crop of full sized, sweet bananas with a creamy texture. (Height 2m)