Ice Cream Banana Tree for Sale

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Ice Cream Banana Tree

Sweet Bananas Taste Like Ice Cream

Size: 4-5 ft.

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $159.90
Sale: $79.95
You Save: $79.95 (50%)
Size: 3-4 ft.

Ships: April 15th, 2016
List: $139.90
Sale: $69.95
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Size: 3 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
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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
Sale: $39.95
Planting Mix
Ice Cream Banana Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Ice Cream 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 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.95
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
Sale: $4.95

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
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Musa 'Ice Cream'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
8-11 outdoors

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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Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Ice Cream Banana Tree
The Ice Cream Banana Tree cannot be grown in a zone 5 area or a zone 6 area or a zone 7 area of any area that has a cold factor that takes it into a freeze zone of any kind. The Banana tree would then loose all of its leaves and the Tree would then turn brown and then begin to die! I know this because I grew one of these particular Ice cream banana trees in California in 2005. It took 2-1/2 years to come to fruit and the tree was over 23 feet tall and the base was 28 inches in diameter. This was in a zone 11 area. That was one huge tree. The banana cluster was massive. I was lucky enough to have as a friend a Filipino, who knew this type of banana and he helped me grow it. I gave him the 6 pups that came from the main tree as I decided one tree was enough for me. As planting medium, I used crushed palm tree medium and 1/3rd steer medium mix. Watered every 3 days. A lot of people came to see it.
February 13, 2015
Growing Zone:
Growth Rate
Super fast growing banana tree
I ordered the 3 gallon size and it was about 2 feet tall when I got it less than 6 months ago (end of April), now it is easily 10+ feet tall and has 4 babies growing around it that are all taller than my original plant. I planted it in a spot in my backyard that has rock walls on two sides and a gazebo on a third side, grass on the fourth so it is fairly well protected from the heavy winds El Paso can get in the springtime.
I have fairly sandy soil so I followed the advice of the other guy's review and mixed some manure in with what little palm tree soil I had and threw in some vermiculite too, I think.

We don't have any fruit yet, but with the way this thing is growing, I'm sure we will if it survives winter.

We live in zone 8b and get usually get snow a couple times each winter (4,000 ft elevation). I plan to wrap Christmas lights around to help it (them) keep warm - we'll see how that goes. Maybe I'll uproot one of the little ones and make it a houseplant as an insurance policy.

My wife likes to make tamales and she even used one of the banana's leaves (fronds?) to wrap several of them. Very cool.

Also, I haven't seen any pests bother it, other than the occasional ant using it for a lookout tower.

Fast Growing trees is a great site, I've bought nearly all my plants here.
October 6, 2015
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Growth Rate
fast gowing doesn't need much care
We had it in a pot on our patio for the summer and now it is in our kitchen and it still continues to grow. It's easy to take care of and is very happy to be a part of our family.
October 6, 2015
6 months ago
Growth Rate
Ice cream banana trees
Great growing and very healthy. Haven't gone through a winter yet, but they arrived in great condition, well bored and protected, and they have grown far beyond expectations.
October 6, 2015
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
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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
BEST ANSWER: It will bear fruit once a year. A 3 gallon size can take up to 2 years to produce.
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
BEST ANSWER: You can not grow this in zone 5. It is much to cold, and this is a tree that will grow 18 feet tall. Why not try some fruit more well suited to your area, like apples, plums, and pears?
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
Is this self polinating? Will it set fruit/pollinate indoors?
Andrew D on Sep 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is self fertile.
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.
What kind of soil? Acidic or alkaline?
barbara m on Mar 10, 2015
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.
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: Female flowers are what you see bloom first. Then as the flower gets larger, the male flowers will bloom at the bottom of the flower bunch. Try giving your bananas some fertilizer and see if that helps.
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.
Does this banana have seeds. I am told that certain banana varieties have "seeds"?
Renee on Mar 22, 2015
Is Ice Cream Banana tree cold hardy and can it be container-planted?
Hisauro G on Oct 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We live in zone 9b in the central valley of California. I have my ice cream banana tree in the ground outside. This poor tree has survived so much at our hands, and yet it survives! It made it through last winter's frosts unprotected and still in its container next to the house. I thought it was dead, but watered it anyway and lo and behold, it survived! I saw a few leaves on it so we planted it. Then a portion of my fence fell on it, crushing it mercilessly, and yet it has come back yet again. I plan to cover it with straw mulch and hope for the best this winter. Fast growing trees have excellent, healthy, and very strong trees. You may wish to plant it in a large container and bring it inside in a harsh winter, but if you have mild winters, it will be very happy outside. If we couldn't kill ours, you probably can't kill yours.
when or do you cut the bloom from the banana stock?
Bob G on Oct 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You would cut the bloom off after it produces the fruit.
LARRY J on Sep 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: When you are starting to see a hint of yellow on most of the banana is a good time to harvest. You do not want to wait too long when it is fully yellow as the sweetness of the fruit will attract bugs and rodents.
We will be planting this tree in zone 9 but what are the lowest temperatures this tree can tolerate? Tonight we will probably get frost. Low's have reached 32 - 34 degrees on occasion. Will this tree survive these temperatures? Thank you.
Renee O on Feb 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you have frost, I personally would take it inside or you may have frost damage and lose leaves.
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.
when can you eat them?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: When they ripen. They will appear yellow.
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.
ian k on Aug 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: A single ripe banana can be 5 - 9 inches long

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