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    Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree for Sale

    Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree for Sale


Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree

Musa acuminata


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-t- 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. Root Rocket™ - Mycorrhizal Fungi, 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 Root Rocket™ Patio Planting Mix
-t- Planting Mix
Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Dwarf 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 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 8ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.


Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.


Full Sun


5-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:

Very Good

Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:

Yellow Green

Year to Bear:

2-3 years

Chill Hours:


Botanical Name:

Musa acuminata

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Grow Delicious Bananas Indoors or Out!

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.

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.

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!

Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree Pollination

Dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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57 Reviews
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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.
January 1, 2013
over 2 years 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.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
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!
January 1, 2013
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
over 2 years ago
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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
over 2 years ago
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I ordered this 2 years ago for my father in Florida...and still no fruit. Very disappointing.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
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.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
Growth Rate
Ordered 5 trees, 2 died
The company was great, but we are in Southern California and when delivered, the trees were in need of some serious TLC. We lost our banana tree and our mango tree. The banana tree was Los day 1 and the mango tree was lost after a week or so. Perhaps they just weren't meant to travel these distances. We'll try another source.
July 31, 2015
1 year ago
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!
January 1, 2013
over 5 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
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree

Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree Planting Diretions 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.

Questions & Answers

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I wanted to grow bananas but the large trees rarely look very attractive. I liked the look and dwarf nature of the Dwarf Cavendish.
Jennifer M on Mar 28, 2017
I am trying to include more edible plants in my garden. I'm excited to have these and watch them grow!
Carol J on Mar 18, 2017
I wanted to grow bananas but the large trees rarely look very attractive. I liked the look and dwarf nature of the Dwarf Cavendish.
Jennifer M on Mar 28, 2017
love palm trees
meghan h on Mar 24, 2017
I am trying to include more edible plants in my garden. I'm excited to have these and watch them grow!
Carol J on Mar 18, 2017
Carmella didn't choose these - Frank did! I chose these items to enhance my tropical garden, and I also like bananas. Besides, a banana tree look good in my Jacuzzi in the winter before I move it outside.
Carmella F on Mar 3, 2017
Can be grown indoors.
Tammy D on Feb 28, 2017
I've always loved the look of banana trees....a vacation without travel.
Terry J on Feb 25, 2017
Fresh is always better, why pay store prices for something I can grow myself.
Grace a on Feb 23, 2017
I can't find it at any nursery around my home.
Coleen C on Feb 17, 2017
Just so cute! My goats love bananas and these are perfect for them!
Michelle M on Feb 8, 2017
I love bananas. They're my favorite fruit and I want to grow my own. So I picked this so I could do that
Maranda k on Jan 21, 2017
I like to eat a banana daily and would love to be able to grow them myself.
Deborah W on Jan 7, 2017
Want it for indoor decoration and eating
Dana B on Jan 6, 2017
I chose this because I can move it to where I want it as our patio changes and still it is big enough to give cover and full-sized bananas.
cheri k on Jan 1, 2017
I can imagine this plant looking great on my balcony or else next to the sunny window next to my bathtub. Of course, I would love to grow bananas!
Joanne D on Dec 31, 2016
It looked like a nice plant I could use in my living room. Plus I like bananas.
Brooke K on Dec 30, 2016
I Can bring in house and saves space
Jackie L on Dec 23, 2016
It's unique and the perfect gift for my dad.
David R. E on Dec 18, 2016
THEA K on Dec 15, 2016
The tree is beautiful and doesn't grow too much.
Dalvanice L on Dec 8, 2016
Dad is from Hawaii and has always wanted one -- got it for him for Christmas.
Kelly C on Dec 8, 2016
Son asked for it for Christmas.
blakely k on Dec 5, 2016
I like bananas!
Tamara B on Nov 29, 2016
always ate those dwarf banana so sweet and delicious . now hopefull in my own home.
jignesh m on Nov 27, 2016
Wife like Bananas
Brian H on Nov 27, 2016
I love dwarf trees that actually yield fruit and I miss being able to pick a banana right from the tree and eat it. Organic is the best.
Mike D on Nov 18, 2016
grows fruits indoors
david d on Nov 11, 2016
banana trees are so pretty
Sarah A on Oct 30, 2016
Always wanted one. Afraid the other may not grow where I am. This will be a back up.
A. P on Oct 17, 2016
Hubby wanted a banana tree for the yard.
Bonnie W on Oct 15, 2016
Why would you not want to grow bananas? The price of food is high and just keeps getting higher.
Ezra K on Oct 7, 2016
because I love bananas and growing my own food
shawn s on Sep 15, 2016
My girls very much enjoy growing and eating fresh food. In our area we can use this through the winter
zach s on Sep 13, 2016
look good by the pool
william c on Sep 11, 2016
my banana trees are growing and putting off shoots.
Mary P on Sep 7, 2016
I grow indoors in a bedroom under full spectrum LED grow lights, an experiment/hobby starting this year. I look for berry bushes and trees that are dwarf size, are smaller in height and girth and/or can be pruned to size. I have two Clementine trees from fast growing. They are doing very well. I have two Top Hat Blueberry bushes, as well as, Everberry Strawberries, from a local nursery. They are doing very well. I also mixed in some veggies. Now, bananas, pineapple and figs from fast growing!!!!
HUBERT J on Aug 10, 2016
Hector M on Aug 5, 2016
It's beautiful and the fruit is very healthy for you!
Lucy C on Aug 2, 2016
I like the looks and like bananas and wanted a banana that grew fast and will do well potted.
Kevin M on Jul 26, 2016
We like bananas and wanted to grow my own.
Manuel P on Jul 24, 2016
Was hoping to have bananas on hand
Ashley H on Jul 16, 2016
Besides the fruit, it will be very nice next to my pool
Terry C on Jul 13, 2016
friend said that a friend grew one indoors and it was cool
Dan M on Jul 7, 2016
Because it can be started indoors in Nebraska!
Mary F on Jul 6, 2016
Based on reviews
Bini N on Jul 4, 2016
I have always wanted a banana tree and thought they always cost too much. I liked the prices here and have been told I could trust this company. The web site was very well laid out, and very informed as to the product description.
Harold B on Jul 4, 2016
DEAN D on Jul 4, 2016
I love the way my 1st. Cavendish is growing & all the good reviews I've read about cavendish bananas.only a few got plantains , I pray mine is a cavendish banana plant & not plantain as I read. I hope their lg. & fast growing like their name says? I'll be waiting to see! We've got great heat for it.
Christine H on Jul 2, 2016
We have a 13ft ceiling in the living room and I wanted a tall and dramatic plant to occupy the vertical space.
Lulu Y on Jul 2, 2016
I love Bananas and I was just curious on how the plant grows.
Jared N on Jun 24, 2016
I want to grow it in our sun room where space is limited
Faysal M on Jun 24, 2016
love palm trees
meghan h on Mar 24, 2017
Carmella didn't choose these - Frank did! I chose these items to enhance my tropical garden, and I also like bananas. Besides, a banana tree look good in my Jacuzzi in the winter before I move it outside.
Carmella F on Mar 3, 2017
If I order some of these, are they self pollinating? How long before they produce bananas?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2014
How cold will the dwarf banana will stand?
A shopper on Oct 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in Los Angeles California... my tree survived last winter, but the leaves turned brown (cold bite, I guess)... so plan to cover it up next year... I would assume not below 30F.
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 fruit...you need to remove the babies...and plant them in another pot. They only fruit once...so 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
BEST ANSWER: Banana trees are often as hungry as they are thirsty. Give your tree a well-balanced organic fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Fertilizer will have a recommended dose for the size of your tree on the back of the package. We recommend giving your tree half of that dose to avoid root burn. Once your tree flowers switch to an organic fertilizer that’s low in nitrogen. If a banana leaf drops, leave it. Banana leaves provide excellent natural resources as they decompose. Recommended temperature is above 65 degrees.
when will I get fruit?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Good question. I haven't seen any Bannanas yet.
do you have 3 gallon dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees?
A shopper on Oct 3, 2014
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.
When is the best time to plant the Cavendish banana tree?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Gosh...it 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.
what is the sales tax on your area ?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
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: Just a sandy soil is not good
Best soil is cactus mix
Well drained soil
Maintain PF between 5.5 and 7
Use high levels of pottasium using an irganic fertizer
how long does it take the dwarf cavendish banana to bear fruit?
chattelle j on Feb 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It can take 1-2 years before bearing fruit.
JERRY O on Dec 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Clink on the link to lookup what growing zone your in. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
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.
Does the banana tree need a polinator?
Deborah R on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: For better production you should have 2. But if not it will produce fine. Self polinating similar to corn.
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: Yes. They grow bananas much like the ones you find at your local grocery store only slightly sweeter.
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 .
Is this plant self propagating?
Tanner on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are no seeds in the fruits, bananas are propagated from the offshoots that develop at the base of the mother plant. The suckers, pups or rhizomes, are cut off from what remains of the mother plant when they are 3 feet tall, taking some of the root system along with them. After removing the larger leaves,and place the suckers go into containers to develop a good root system of their own.
How big is the tree I will be getting?
Ellie Y on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The gallon sizes are listed because we cannot guarantee what height they will be. The heights can vary from 6-12 inches and up.
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...
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.
Can I use a part-time outside in Montana and the rest of the time in the house?
Baba2-6 on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes....growing well in ND
Does this plant do well indoors in a small apartment in New Hampshire?
Norma F on Dec 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they grow well indoors.
What do I do with the little babies?
Suzette C on Sep 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Leave them with the main tree until they are a 1-2 ft long then you can separate them with the roots from the main tree. Or...just let them grow along with the mama tree.

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