Cavendish Banana Tree for Sale

Cavendish Banana Tree for Sale

Cavendish Banana Tree for Sale

Cavendish Banana Tree for Sale

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Finally a banana tree you can grow… even in the cold! The Dwarf Cavendish Banana provides a tropical setting for your pool, patio, or courtyard. You will enjoy watching the fruit develop, not to mention the taste!


Cavendish Banana Tree

Grow Delicious Bananas Indoors or Out!

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Planting Mix
Cavendish Banana Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Cavendish Banana Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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The Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree brings bananas within reach of any home gardener… no matter where you live!

In cold areas, they can easily be grown in containers and moved indoors during the winter. Makes a great looking tropical house plant.

The problem with other varieties that grow 20 ft. tall is you couldn't bring them indoors to ripen fruit. The Cavendish is dwarf-sized, only maturing to 8-10 ft. tall... so you can easily bring it in your kitchen or sunroom and start growing delicious bananas!

Although the tree is a dwarf variety, you still get plenty of regular-sized fruit.

If the fruit is not reason enough to grow the Dwarf Cavendish, the huge leaves and pretty flowers are beautiful to look at. The leaves grow up to 4 feet long, are extremely lush, and provide you with shade and privacy. Young leaves may tinge with red, but the majority of the leaves are a fresh green color. The beautiful flower is football shaped and can be quite large. With pollination, the flowers drop and the bananas form. For the fruit to mature and ripen, a frost free environment is needed.

The Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree quickly reaches a mature height of 8-10 feet. It is perfect for adding a tropical look to your pool, patio, or courtyard.

These trees are a real showpiece, especially when they display their ripening fruit.

It can even be grown organically right in your own backyard!

Bananas are one of nature’s most complete fruits, and having a fresh supply will certainly be good for your health and beneficial to your friends and family!

The Dwarf Cavendish is our best-selling banana tree, so be sure to order yours now before they’re all gone!

Growing Zones:
4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 8-10 ft.
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Very Good
Botanical Name: Musa acuminata
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
9-11 outdoors

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It's Easy to Plant your Cavendish Banana Tree

Specific Directions for Cavendish Banana Tree
Your Cavendish Banana Tree will thrive in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Although the Cavendish Banana Tree can tolerate shade, it prefers full sunlight. Be sure to place your tree in an area that doesn't receive high winds. If planted indoors place it by a large sunny window.

Cavendish Banana Trees prefer loamy soils, but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay, as long as it's well draining. Keep your soil damp, but not over saturated. Apply an organic fertilizer to your Cavendish Banana Tree once a month.

When a large purple flower emerges you'll see bananas after two months. Each banana will have a flower on the end, once the flower falls off it's time to harvest them. Your Bananas will quickly ripen after being picked.

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Cavendish Banana Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Cavendish Banana Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Cavendish Banana Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Growth Rate
Recently purchased and received my Cavendish banana tree. It arrived in good shape. Put it in a bigger pot and it is thanking me with numerous leaves. It thrives in the eastern window and is soaking up the sun. My 2 hermit crabs love to climb up the pot and nestle next to the tree's stalk. Bet they are hoping the bananas arrive soon. ME TOO. Every tree I purchased from FGT has been a delight to own and take care of. They are wonderful people with a A+ attitude.I recommend them to all my family and friends.
December 31, 2012
1 year ago
I planted this Banana Tree on a pot. I got a 'baby' already (which I gave to my mother so now she has her own banana tree) and its growing two more on each side. I have it indoors and it's doing great and it looks great too.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Growth Rate
Great little banana plant
I purchased this banana plant in August 2014. So far it's doing very well. Because I live in an area with very hot and dry summers, I have it as an indoor container plant in a south facing room. I have it planted with a mixture of 50/50 organic potting mix and citrus potting mix. It seems to do very well next to the window and it is growing at a rate of 1 new leaf every week. I haven't gotten any banana fruit yet, but I understand it could take up to a year to get some fruit from new banana plants. It is a true cavendish banana plant because the new leaves exhibit those famous purplish/brown spots upon opening. So far, so good.
February 12, 2015
Las Vegas, NV, US
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
I ordered 8 fruit trees within the last month and all of my trees came in beautiful with the exception of my Cavendish Banana tree, however, i called immediately and sent a picture of the tree and the customer service was excellent and they have already shipped me a replacement tree! I highly recommend this company. They have been MOST helpful! My other trees look great and have new growth all over them!
December 31, 2012
Super Nice Plant!
We love Bananas so purchasing this was a no brainer. It arrived in a slightly damaged box, during shipping no doubt, and the dirt/mulch in the planter was dumped out in the bag surrounding the plant/planter, and the pot was badly damaged.
I re-potted in a larger pot as I don't know where I want to put this yet. The new pot is a gallon planter.
The plant suffered from shipping as it has been a minimum of 100 degrees every day so far, 103 to 107 in the past 2 weeks alone, so it was hotter inside the box.
Once re-planted and watered, it looks to be doing good. It is about 2 foot tall, with many long leaves. I am watering it every day , but not over watering it. It sits on my porch during the day where it gets great morning sun and by noon the sun is straight up. About 1 in the afternoon it starts to get too hot so I move it under the roofed part of the patio so it's not in the direct sun in the hottest part of the day. Before I got to bed, I check on it and move it back out on the porch for the morning sun.
It's still new, only having it a week, so obviously I don't have any fruit yet, but so far it looks good!
Shipping was fast, communication from FGT is excellent. I've received some really nice healthy plants from them so far, and will continue to purchase from them.
August 21, 2014
Copperas Cove, TX, US
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
This tree has been awesome! We planted it this summer in a container and it has been super easy to take care of... It has grown to a height of almost 4' in just a few months and we are looking forward to the bananas soon!
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
I ordered this 2 years ago for my father in Florida...and still no fruit. Very disappointing.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Growth Rate
Hardy and fast growing.
This is one beautiful tree and fast growing. Highly recommend for any landscape.
November 9, 2014
newark, NJ, US
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Plant doing well. Arrived healthy and have not had any problems. Has 4 babies this year. bought about 1 year ago.No fruit yet but has grown much larger.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Growth Rate
Love my trees!
I ordered 2 of these trees and I like be them. They are growing well in my greenhouse and have started "baby" trees in the pots, so will have to transplant the babies and will have 4 of these. My grandchildren are excited watching them grow and anticipating bananas.
July 27, 2015
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
My kids love bananas and I bake a lot with them.
Nicole G on Oct 1, 2015
since we moved to Florida, my Husband has always wanted a banana tree and orange trees. His FLORIDA DREAM!!!
Barbara R on Sep 15, 2015
My kids love bananas and I bake a lot with them.
Nicole G on Oct 1, 2015
Took a few months to get established but now both plants are beasts. Hoping they'll give fruit in the second year.
Ryan L on Sep 20, 2015
since we moved to Florida, my Husband has always wanted a banana tree and orange trees. His FLORIDA DREAM!!!
Barbara R on Sep 15, 2015
My husband wanted a banana tree
Stephanie S on Sep 11, 2015
my neighbor has this tree and it produces lots of fruit. I have a health problem and must have fruit in my diet every day.
grady b on Sep 10, 2015
I like bananas but being in cold zone 7, I have to grow this tree indoors. Once the roots establish, I have been getting 2 new leaves a week since then. One of my favorite trees!
Angelo P on Sep 7, 2015
always wanted to grow my own. I have several out by the pool with nary a banana in several years
John R on Aug 30, 2015
I wanted to grow a banana tree in my backyard, for wonderful tasting bananas! They grow well in Louisiana too!
Glenn R on Aug 27, 2015
I have the cold hardy banana and I love how attractive and tropical it looks as well as the fun rapid growth. I thought I'd try one that bears fruit since the cold hardy is merely ornamental.
Vicki F on Aug 21, 2015
Took a few months to get established but now both plants are beasts. Hoping they'll give fruit in the second year.
Ryan L on Sep 20, 2015
My husband wanted a banana tree
Stephanie S on Sep 11, 2015
Will this only fruit one time?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Cavendish Banana Tree will flower and produce fruit many times during its life time.
is my dwarf banana tree poisonus to my dogs and cats?
TONIW on Nov 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I know both dogs and cats can safely eat bananas. I don't think the tree would produce anything harmful, but I'm no expert.
do I need to purchase 2 tree to produce fruit?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yes, the do best when they are close together and there is more than one
My Dwarf Cavendish has produced an off shoot. How do I go about seperating it from the original plant without damaging either plant?
Marc L on Oct 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: just dig it up. You won't hurt either tree.
Re: Best Answer... Does this mean that a new plant must be grown for each banana 'crop'? Also, will it bear fruit if kept inside?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Cavendish Banana Tree produces many yields of fruit for years. You do not need to plant a new Banana tree every time. If properly cared for the Cavendish Banana Tree can produce fruit indoors.
What does the patio planting kit consist of? What size planer can the Cavandish be grown in?
Janet on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I bought just the tree not the kit...however pot size I planted mine in was huge! The top diameter of my pot is 20-24" across. Had to put the pot on wheels to move it. The leaves are huge...mine measured at least 3-4' in length. Last year I was forced to leave it outside because it was so large. They get 8-10' from dirt level in height. Beautiful plant...but do research on the plant. For example if you want it to need to remove the babies...and plant them in another pot. They only fruit the babies are your future bananas!
In a 15 gal container until spring. What should it be fertilized with until then and how often? How low of out outside temp can it take? We've had cold nights high 30's low 40's not frost or freezing.
Steve B on Dec 28, 2014
do you have 3 gallon dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees?
A shopper on Oct 3, 2014
If I order some of these, are they self pollinating? How long before they produce bananas?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2014
The reviews are very different. One says the plant yields several crops of fruit, another says only one crop. And these are the best answers??? And way to many say they never got fruit at all..... So I guess that means, dont buy????
RichP on Apr 24, 2015
what is the sales tax on your area ?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
When is the best time to plant the Cavendish banana tree?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: would be best to look this information up on the Internet....I planted my first one during the Spring, but it was destroyed by a harsh frost. I have another one now, though, that I will put in a planter in my house for the winter and bring outside when the temps start dropping. This banana tree is absolutely beautiful compared to some others.
is it true that this tree will only produce fruit only once? is the fruit edible? how often can I expect to get a harvest of fruit each yr?
NoorSani on Jul 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No fruit yet. It spent winter inside in NC and did not do well
Is now in Fl and is thriving in pot. I will be planting it on ground this week.
How much heat can the Cavendish Banana tolerate?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Cavendish Banana Trees can withstand very hot temperatures, even the heat in zone 11!
How well will it grow in sandy soil?
KMAC08 on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I live in northern Michigan and purchased this plant as a gift for my brother. He has it planted in a big pot with the soil it came with and some extra fertilizer that I had also purchased. He keeps his indoors so I'm not sure about sandy soil. I'm sorry I couldn't help you there. :)
how long does it take the dwarf cavendish banana to bear fruit?
chattelle j on Feb 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It can take up to 1 year for the plant to mature before it can start to bear fruit. Check out Bananas (dot) org for more info on this variety.
when will I get fruit?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Good question. I haven't seen any Bannanas yet.
will you ship this as a gift?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. We do ship items as gifts and will even include gift messages. If you have trouble entering the gift information online call 888-504-2001 and a representative will walk you through the ordering process to make sure that your gift instructions are properly taken care of.
My tree has fruit but it has black spots on the fruit and on the leaves and the flower on the stem has died. Is there something I can do for it?
dianne a on Feb 15, 2015
JERRY O on Dec 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in California in San Fernando Valley... my tree survived first winter, but due to the cold leaves turned brown and I cut them in the spring with new healthy ones grew out... I assume next year I will cover him up for the colder days or nights... however, he is very healthy looking now with lots of new green leaves.
what is the temperature range it should be in?it will be in a place that gets a bit chilly in the 60's-high 50's where i live
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Tennessee. Eastern side. I left mine out in 45 degree weather. They will die off if you plant them then grow back in the spring even after hard freezes and snows. BUT if the freeze like that no bananas.
I plant containers so I can bring in
Are the bananas edible?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, but I have no idea. My plants have remained small next to the rapid growth of a Banana Tree I received as a gift more recently. Neither my banana plants nor banana tree have ever produced fruit. I live in Naples, Florida. I remain guardedly hopeful for fruit some time soon. The Fast-Growing-Trees web site says these bananas are good for your health, so I expect to eat a home grown banana some day.
Are these pups or tissue cultures ?
Tammy on Jul 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: A tissue culture is just that a plant made from the tissue of the mother plant. They do not work in my area we are too moist for them. But a pup side shoot off the mother works great as I have 4 pups doing awesome. I just don't have this one and prefer the pups to the science made bananas that don't work here awe are too moist . Many of my friends love these in dryer climates .
do i have to spray my tree with a micronutrient spray? if so for how long? the rest of my trees life?
Jay A on Jun 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We keep our trees in our family room. Soon after we got the tree 3 sprouts came up and grew. The original tree died, but the 3 sprouts kept growing. Now we've had to re pot the 3 trees and their growing like crazy. We've had the trees 2 year now and no bananas yet. Good luck with your tree. Cindy...
I bought my Dwarf Cavendish at my local hardware/household store. It was very healthy showing robust growth in a 10 in. pot. I brought it home and put it on my patio in full sun and within about 10 minutes the sun had started to scorch the leaves! I was intending to keep my plant on the patio but I quickly brought the plant inside when I saw how the full sun affected the leaves! I thought these plants liked full sun?
Marc L on Sep 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Central Texas and bought my Cavendish a month ago. I re-potted it immediately and put it on my back in the sun. The leaves started turning black so I had to pull it out of the sun. I didn't think it would burn, but it has been very hot here, between 101 and 107 every day for the past 3-4 weeks. My husband used to run a garden department and told me to put it in the shade where it would get morning sun only, as the afternoon sun it too hot for these tropical plants. As soon as I put it in the shade, it has sprouted 5 more trees around the original one. I purchased fertilizer tablets from FGT when I bought it, and waited 4 weeks to put it in with the tree. Now my Banana tree is a foot taller and I'll have to re-pot in a larger pot to accommodate so many of them! The leaves look beautiful, it is doing really well where I've put it, so I'm very happy. Also, if you've got your Banana sitting on a cement type floor, the sun heats it up fast and dries out your dirt, so you'd have to water it more then usual. I have mine on a bench my husband made and I do have to water it 2 times a day right now. When it gets cooler I don't expect to have to water so much. I hope this helps!
I live in New Jersey will this Cavendish Banana Tree live and grow in my living room with large windows and a 20 foot Ceiling in my house. ???
Andrew K on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Cavendish Banana can grow indoors in a container. It sounds like you have a good spot for it, just make sure it will be getting plenty of sun.
Does the cavendish banana tree need a pollinator?
Charles E on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are self fertile, but like most things in nature they do work better in pairs
can i buy one about 3-4 feet tall ?
T T on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not carry any that large.
Are these trees prepared organically from seed and non gmo's?
Kashmeer R on Mar 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: banana trees can not be grown from seed must start from sprout.

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