Banana 'Blue Java'

Musa acuminata x balbisiana 'Blue Java'

Originating from Hawaii, yet one of the more cold tolerant and wind resistant banana varieties, this banana variety gets its name from the blue-green colour of the immature fruit. When ripe, the fruit turn yellow and have a soft, sweet flesh and a flavour reminiscent of vanilla ice- cream.

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Banana 'Blue Java'

Originating from Hawaii, this banana variety gets its name from the blue-green colour of the immature fruit. When ripe, the fruit turn yellow and have a soft, sweet flesh and a flavour reminiscent of vanilla ice- cream, which is why it's also known as Ice Cream Banana. `Blue Java' is one of the more cold tolerant and wind resistant banana varieties and will do well in the right position in cooler areas. LIMIT 2 PER CUSTOMER

How to grow

Check with your council to gain permission to grow bananas. Plant in a deep rich soil and protect from frost and wind. Mulch the soil, but not the trunk as this will cause plants to rot. When suckers appear, select the strongest to keep and remove the rest. After the main stem bears, cut it down and allow this stem to become the new fruiting stem. Select a new sucker to encourage and repeat. Fertilise regularly, especially during fruit production.

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