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Cavendish Banana Tree

Cavendish Banana Tree

Cavendish Banana Tree

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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!

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Cavendish Banana Tree

Grow Delicious Bananas Indoors or Out!

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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 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Cavendish Banana Tree can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Bill Mastuawich Felipe Roselina Gonzaliz
My Monkey loves this tree! He climbs up every mornig and brings them into the house.Onlyproblem is he just leaves the peals all over the bathroom.

By: Dan
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.

By: Pat Baxley
Bought a couple of banana trees couple of years ago cold got th when my wife forgot to bring them insideem last year but plan on getting some more when my tour of duty is up in army

By: haley
I received this tree over the Thanksgiving holdiay, so the shipping periiod was longer tha normal. I think that the extended time in cold weather damaged the plant because when it arrived, all of the leaves were black. Pam's told me to give it some time to recover, but it never did.Waas very excited about this tree, but did not live up to the description and have't received a refund for it.

By: James/Tamera
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.

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.

By: Amy
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!

By: Sarat Addanki
I received the plant on time in an excellent condition. I planted it in a pot and it is very healthy and having a good growth. I am extremely happy with the overall quality of the plant and service i received when i called for help. I highly recommend Fat-Growing trees

By: Amy
I bought this tree last year. The original tree I was sent has died over the winter but I have to babies that came off it and they are doing okay. Only about 2 foot high and no sign of fruit. Was not totally impressed with this tree cause I expected to have a big tree by now that was producing fruit. Will wait it out another year and see what happens.

By: Traci Thompson
I ordered this 2 years ago for my father in Florida...and still no fruit. Very disappointing.

By: Jon McGowan
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!

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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.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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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 fruit...you need to remove the babies...and plant them in another pot. They only fruit once...so the babies are your future bananas!
Reply · Michelle S on May 31, 2014
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do I need to purchase 2 tree to produce fruit?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: I only bought one but new shoots (plants) have come up out of the dirt that I have separated and re-potted so I now have 5 of these plants around the house from that one. But I have never received any fruit.
Reply · shayn B on Jun 22, 2014
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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!

Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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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 .
Reply · Tammy on Jul 19, 2014
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How tall is the two gallon plant?
A shopper on Jul 2, 2014
Best Answer: It was about average, maybe two feet. The bananas are not edible. The plant is living but went through a hard time, why I don't know. I would not get this plant again.
Reply · cecelia m on Jul 2, 2014
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How big is the plant that is shipped for the 3 gal size ?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2014
Best Answer: The 3 gallon size is around a foot tall.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 17, 2014
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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.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 26, 2014
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