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Ice Cream Banana Tree

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


Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
  /  
8-11 outdoors


You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Musa 'Ice Cream'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Sweet Bananas Taste Like Ice Cream

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.

Banana leaves are huge and can sometimes get crinkled in shipping. Simply remove any damaged or worn leaves to stimulate the growth of new leaves. Use them to wrap meat for your next barbeque. During the growing season you will see fresh new leaves appear every few days.

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.





Customer Reviews

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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
KENT, WA
Growing Zone:
8
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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
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
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Medium
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Tender
 
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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
Purchased
1 year ago
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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
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
Growth Rate
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Medium
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Tender
 
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Tree is not producing yet but it hasn't been long enough
The tree looked like it wouldn't stand when I first planted it but I put some stake in a ways out and used lines to support the tree. Is stands on its own now and the leaves don't produce as fast now but I suspect come summer it will start growing fast.
March 6, 2016
Villa Park, CA
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
10
Growth Rate
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Medium
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Tender
 
Hardy
Great experience
Received my trees healthy and in great condition. Looking forward to many years of enjoyment. They already have a new lead and they have only been in the ground about 2 weeks. Might try the avocado tree next
June 30, 2016
Gilmer, TX
Purchased
1 month ago
Growing Zone:
8
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
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Tender
 
Hardy
So far so good...
My tree arrived in really good condition. The leaves were nice and green, nothing was bent or broken, and the soil was still nice and damp. It's been in the ground a week now, and there is a nice new leaf popping out already. I'm hoping to dig it up this fall, winter over indoors, and replant in the spring for some bananas next summer (or maybe the one after...?)
July 19, 2016
Dallas, TX
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Growing Zone:
8
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
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Tender
 
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Amazing Tree!
In the first week it already grew two new leaves. I can tell this tree is going to grow fast.
July 19, 2016
27410, NC
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Growing Zone:
7
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Slow growing
Even though it is slow growing, I am glad I purchased this tree. When I started to put it outside, the leaves were starting to droop. But, I think it will be okay. I would recommend to anyone who is interested in owning a banana tree to purchase this one.
June 8, 2016
Omro, WI
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Great banana trees so far!
I've had my Ice Cream Banana Trees (2) now for about 3 weeks. They came well packaged and in great shape. I planted them in large planters on my pool deck. They are doing great and I get a new leaf every week! I water them at least every other day. I had some beetles on the leaves but spraying them with Sevin dust solved the problem. I love my banana trees!
June 16, 2016
Bremen, AL
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
6

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I want bananas on hand
Ashley H on Jul 16, 2016
I KNOW THE TASTE OF THIS ONE AND LIKE IT!!! HARDER TO FIND AT STORES
DEAN D on Jul 4, 2016
To complement our other bananas.
Randy P on Jul 4, 2016
I like tropical plants that not only serve as beautiful landscaping but as a food source
Jennifer G on Jul 1, 2016
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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Feb 6, 2015
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: AFTER THE THIRD YEAR OF TAKING IT IN AND PLACING IT BACK OUT // ON THE THIRD YEAR IT SHOULD PRODUCE FRUIT
Reply · Report · XXXXXXX on Jan 27, 2016
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
Best Answer: You will see them ripen. Look for most of the green to be gone then you can cut them out. Or you can cut them at the growth you want them to be and let them ripen indoors. I hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Shamel M on Jun 16, 2016
Is this self polinating? Will it set fruit/pollinate indoors?
Andrew D on Sep 4, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, it is self fertile.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Feb 6, 2015
What kind of soil? Acidic or alkaline?
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barbara m on Mar 10, 2015
Best Answer: They prefer acidic soil.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 19, 2016
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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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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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Does this banana have seeds. I am told that certain banana varieties have "seeds"?
Renee on Mar 22, 2015
Best Answer: Actually banana plants are very different. Its pretty much grown from roots not seeds. More like bulbs. Another tree shoots up beside it when the tree has lived its course and wont bare any more fruit. Just like we have different life spans so does a banana tree.
Reply · Report · Shamel M on Jun 16, 2016
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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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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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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.
Reply · Report · Janet D on Oct 22, 2015
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How many years does the banana plant live before it has to be cut down? Visiting central american banana farms they appear to cut them down every so often and replant.
Mitch on Jun 15, 2016
Best Answer: The banana tree has shoots that come from the 'primary plant' that die after they produce bananas. The 'primary plant' will have many shoots, at least two before it matures to fruit. Those shoots can be cut from the primary at the root to place banana trees in different areas and that is how it is replanted.
Reply · Report · Shastina C on Jun 16, 2016
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How often should I water?
Wendywoo on May 16, 2016
Best Answer: I live in Florida. We do get quite a bit of ran. I haven't had to do to much watering. I would say it is very important to water the first month every couple of days. These plants are mainly made of water so don't think you can over do it. This is just my thoughts and experience.
Reply (1) · Report · Blu s on May 17, 2016
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How would this fair in Seattle with long bouts of rain and little sunshine?
Tim S on Jun 21, 2016
Best Answer: Way to go FGT he's from Seattle and I live in central Texas. See what ya think though. Planted in March 2015. By August it was 15 ft tall and started producing bananas. About 4 rows of bananas had formed when the cold finally got them. Oh yeah, from that first tree, there were at least 8 "babies" . some of the were 10 ft tall by winter and some of them had "babies'. Two or three of the first babies should start producing bananas this month or the next. If you haven't guessed--i LOVE THIS PLANT.
Reply · Report · JJack P on Jun 21, 2016
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my plant is flowering how long before it gets bananas ?
yaegs on Aug 8, 2014
Best Answer: It takes about 6 months before you see bananas that you can eat come out from a pod.
Reply · Report · Shamel M on Jun 16, 2016
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Can they be raised in a large pot?
Rex A on Feb 25, 2016
Best Answer: Yes you can plant it in a container.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Feb 26, 2016
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Will it grow in zone 6 b?
brian on Dec 16, 2015
Best Answer: The outdoor growing zone is 8-11. So you would need to bring it indoors in the winter.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Dec 16, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Nov 2, 2015
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(WHEN DO YOU REMOVE THE BANANAS..)?
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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 25, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · STAR1 on Feb 14, 2015
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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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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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