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Ice Cream Banana TreeMusa acuminata × balbisiana 'Blue Java'

411 reviews
  • Ice Cream Banana Tree

    Fruit is blue when it first appears then turns yellow when ripe.

  • Ice Cream Banana Tree

    Can be grown indoors when placed near a bright light source.

  • Ice Cream Banana Tree
  • Ice Cream Banana Tree

    Makes a great patio potted plant.

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Ice Cream Banana TreeMusa acuminata × balbisiana 'Blue Java'

411 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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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 $129 $19.95
$129 + 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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11/25/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Ice Cream Bana Tree

Great experience! This was a birthday gift for our daughter. She had requested this and was thrilled to receive it. It's in the ground and thriving.

MS
11/20/2022
Marilyn S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Ice cream banana tree

I love it. When it came it had a couple of leaves broken and they told me it would be okay. It is doing great. Can't wait for bananas.

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10/19/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Rough transport but living

Item seemed to be packaged well, but shipping was delayed during transport. I think the extra days were a bit rough on the leaves causing all three of them to break. I planted it next to another banana tree and had hope. When the leaves turned brown I pruned them off. It's been a little over a month now and a leaf has grown and is starting to unfurl. I have high expectations for this tree and so far its doing well in spite of the rough start.

10/20/2022

Fast-Growing-Trees.com

We're so sorry to hear how your plant arrived to you but thrilled that it's coming back strong! Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns!

WM
10/11/2022
William M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Spectacular care

I was really impressed with the care and packaging of my plant, and the plant is doing well in its new home, I recommend this company and will keep buying from them

MR
09/30/2022
Manuel R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Ice cream banana plant

I got a 4 to 5 foot tree which was excellent but the leaves were all broken and hanging. It took a few weeks to sprout new ones but it's doing quite well now. I am pleased with my purchase.