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Ice Cream Banana TreeMusa acuminata × balbisiana 'Blue Java'

365 reviews
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Ice Cream Banana TreeMusa acuminata × balbisiana 'Blue Java'

365 reviews
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Why Ice Cream Banana Trees?

A fast-growing, cold-tolerant variety, our Ice Cream Banana Tree is known for its hardy qualities and delicious taste...especially since it produces fruit that actually tastes like ice cream.

  • Thrives indoors or out.
  • Fruits as soon as the first few seasons.
  • Tropical growth that's cold hardy down to 20 degrees.
$69.95
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    $79.95
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Sweet Bananas Taste Like Ice Cream

Why Ice Cream Banana Trees?

A fast-growing, cold-tolerant variety, our Ice Cream Banana Tree is known for its hardy qualities and delicious taste...especially since it produces fruit that actually tastes like ice cream. And you get a tropical look plus amazing strength, since this tree boasts substantial leaves, a strong trunk and well-developed root system that holds up well against the elements.

Plus, it's an effortlessly-growing specimen with gigantic leaves and a stout, sturdy trunk. The lime green leaves are complemented by blue-tinted bananas that give the tree its nickname: Blue Java Banana Tree.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

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, the flavor and texture is smooth, sweet and creamy. But the best part is, with our Ice Cream Banana, you get fruit faster and more easily because we've planted and nurtured it for months ahead of shipping.

And you won't find this one-of-a-kind variety in big box stores. Plant yours today and start growing Ice Cream in your own backyard!

Pollination Info

Ice Cream Banana Tree Pollination

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

Planting & Care

Note: 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 barbecue. During the growing season you will see fresh new leaves appear every few days.

1. Planting: Ice Cream Bananas can tolerate partial shade, but need at least six hours of sunlight a day. Banana Trees don’t like extreme heat, so afternoon shade will be more beneficial for your tree than morning shade. Avoid areas that receive high winds. If you keep it indoors, place your banana tree by a large sunny window.

Once you’ve scouted your planting location, dig a hole that’s twice as wide as the pot and just as deep. Place your tree in the hole, and make sure that it’s level with the surrounding ground and that it’s standing straight up. Gently back fill the hole, tamping down to prevent air pockets and give your tree a long, slow drink of water. Finally, mulch the planting site to conserve water moisture and keep grass and weeds away from the tree.

2. Watering: Keep your soil moist, but not oversaturated. Water your tree every 2 to 3 days during the summer, and every few weeks in the winter, depending on your climate. Warmer areas that are more prone to drought will require water more frequently. If your tree is in a shady area, it will most likely require less water.

But if you're not sure when to water your tree, simply check the soil about 2 inches down - if the soil is dry here, it's time to water.

3. Fertilizing: 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 for best results.

4. Pruning: Remove any damaged or broken leaves that hang downwards. After your tree produces fruit, trim it back to about 30 inches tall, and let the stem dry out for a week or two. Once the stem has dried, remove it. This will allow new banana tree stalks to grow.

FAQs

How long does it take to grow a Blue Java Banana Tree?

In the right conditions, the Blue Java Banana grows very rapidly, up to an average of 12-15 ft. in one year. For fruiting, it will take around two growing seasons for the stem to produce a bunch of bananas.

Do Blue Bananas taste good?

Blue Bananas are regularly compared to a vanilla custard or ice cream in taste and consistency. Many people enjoy them for the sweet flavor they have.

When Do I Water My Ice Cream Banana Tree?

Keep your soil moist, but not oversaturated. Water your tree every 2 to 3 days during the summer, and every few weeks in the winter, depending on your climate. Warmer areas that are more prone to drought will require water more frequently. If your tree is in a shady area, it’ll most likely require less water.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $125 $19.95
$125 + FREE SHIPPING!

Product Details

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Harvest Time: Varies
Botanical Name: Musa acuminata × balbisiana 'Blue Java'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

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06/24/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Newbie

Poor tree had difficulty in shipping but is happily making new growth!

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Ice Cream Banana Tree Review
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06/23/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love my new Banana tree!

My new Banana arrived timely and in good shape. I live in the Midwest so I had to plant it in a container., I hope I still will get banana!!

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06/22/2022
JoAnne S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Doing well

When I first got the plant the weather was cold and windy for a couple of days then warm for several days then cold and windy for another couple of days so I was worried the tree wouldn't fair well. I live in Northern California, zone 9b, and generally in May it's consistently in the 80s but not this year. My Ice Cream banana tree has been in the ground for about 5 weeks and has pushed out 3 new leaves so I would say it's doing well. I purchased the 1-2 feet size and what i received was 2-3 feet. I would recommend this tree.

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06/22/2022
Matthew S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Ice Cream Banana

Received banana plant in great shape as soon as it was planted in ground (9B) it has taken off and growing super fast! Highly recommend buying if you live in subtropical climate

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06/21/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Ice cream banana tree

Arrived in great shape and has been thriving from day one. There is no sign of fruit yet, but I don't expect anything this early.