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Ice Cream Banana Tree


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Ice Cream Banana Tree

Sweet Bananas Taste Like Ice Cream

Size:  3 Gallon
Ships:
Mar 16th, 2015
List: $ 109.90
Sale: $ 71.44
6 at $ 67.87 each
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Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Patio Planting Mix
$ 69.90
Sale: $ 45.44
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Planting Mix for Banana Trees
Tropical Planting Mix

Specially developed to help your Tropical Plants 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.


Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 9.09
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Ice Cream Banana Tree
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 need nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 7.74
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Introducing the Ice Cream Banana Tree
 
Why this Tree is Top Banana:

  • Fast growing, cold tolerant Banana tree
  • Delicious fruit that actually tastes like ice cream
  • Awesome display of burgundy flowers
  • Tropical look with substantial leaves
  • Strong trunk and root system holds up well against the elements

 
Ice Cream Banana: Tropical Beauty and Delicious Fruit Combined

What happens when you combine great tasting fruit with tropical beauty?  You get a backyard banana tree that is rapidly becoming the most popular variety available.  And with good reason.  Incredibly sweet banana flavor is only one of the many benefits of this lush and hardy tree.  

It’s a fast growing specimen with gigantic leaves and a stout, sturdy trunk that will soar to heights of 18 feet.  The lime green leaves are complimented by blue - yes blue- tinted bananas that give the tree its nickname: Blue Java.  

The clustered rows of fruit cling to the tree in large numbers.  Completing the ornamental allure of the Ice Cream Banana are the large burgundy flowers that make the trio of colors complete.  This is a gorgeous tree that has to be seen to be believed.
 
The Tree that Grows Ice Cream

Money may not grow on trees, but ice cream does!  When you taste the soft, creamy fruit from the Ice Cream Banana Tree, you’ll agree that it was aptly named.  The taste and consistency is unlike any other banana variety in the world.  

Often compared to vanilla custard, peel away the blue-green skin and you’ll be amazed at the white flesh of the banana. Smooth, sweet and creamy, there’s no banana anywhere else like it in the world.  For a refreshing treat right off the tree, or in savory deserts and fruit salads, there’s no limit to the sweet sensations you can create with the Ice Cream Banana.

Plant yours today and start growing Ice Cream in your own backyard.   

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Musa 'Ice Cream'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant your Ice Cream Banana Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Ice Cream 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 Ice Cream 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 Ice Cream 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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how often can I expect to get a harvest of fruit each yr? how long will a 3 gal size tree take to mature enough to produces fruit?
NoorSani on Jul 30, 2014
Is this self polinating? Will it set fruit/pollinate indoors?
Andrew D on Sep 4, 2014
Does the banana tree die after bearing fruit ?
yaegs on Sep 21, 2014
Best Answer: After fruiting, the pseudo stem dies, but offshoots will normally have developed from the base, so that the plant as a whole is perennial.
Reply · Report · Shamel M on Oct 17, 2014
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My tree has a pod just like the one in the photo but, the flowers above the pod are not turning into bananas what's the problem ?
yaegs on Aug 31, 2014
Best Answer: You can see the purple bloom for about two months or so before any signs of bananas emerge. Your tree may need a little more time.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Sep 3, 2014
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What's the best time to plant the banana plant?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
Best Answer: Banana Trees love heat. If you don't live in Florida consider the fact that they need 12 hours of sunlight to produce well. Try to plant them right at the beginning of your area's summer.
Reply · Report · Shamel M on Oct 17, 2014
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when can you eat them?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2014
Best Answer: When they ripen. They will appear yellow.
Reply · Report · Shamel M on Oct 17, 2014
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I would have to grow this in a pot. How tall will it get in a 10+ gallon container? And will it produce in a container?
gmanblue on Sep 17, 2014
Best Answer: The Ice Cream Banana tree will most likely get about 8ft tall potted.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 17, 2014
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my plant is flowering how long before it gets bananas ?
yaegs on Aug 8, 2014
Best Answer: You will probably see Bananas emerging within the next month or two.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 11, 2014
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HOW LONG IS A SINGLE RIPE BANANA?
ian k on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: A single ripe banana can be 5 - 9 inches long
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 6, 2014
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Live in lower mid-state South Carolina. Only have full sun areas to grow. Is this tree tolerant to ONLY full sun?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: Yes the Ice Cream Banana Tree is tolerant to full sun.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 6, 2014
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How can I grow this tree in zone 5? You must put it indoors, so how would I do that with such a huge tree? Do they stay smaller in pots, yet still bear fruit? What size pot is recommended?
Juliette S on Oct 3, 2014
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We have a group of bananas just like the picture shows. How long before they are ready to be removed from the tree and ripen?
Patti B on Sep 3, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.