Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree
Petite Treat with Tasty Fruit Dwarf Cavendish Banana
- Compact Dwarf Size
- Produces up to 90 Bananas Annually Once Mature
- Easy to Grow
- Self Fruitful
- Disease Resistant
Want to feel like you're at a tropical resort? Do you enjoy tasty bananas? Well, we have the perfect tree for you! The Dwarf Cavendish Banana (Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish') is perfect for almost any size yard! It's attractive, compact, and produces petite bananas! Doesn't that sound a-peeling?
The Dwarf Cavendish is one of the most important varieties of Banana's in the world today. Since the 1950's, the Dwarf Cavendish has made up the lion share of all banana's sold.
This variety has become the variety that all others are compared to for flavor and adaptability. The Dwarf Cavendish Banana produces bananas that range in size from five inches to eight inches. It will produce a bunch of bananas each year—up to 90 bananas, so be sure to share!
If you find you have more bananas that you know what to do with. You can always make banana bread, banana pudding, or even banana pancakes! These sweet fruits are ideal for baking or eating raw.
An immature Dwarf Cavendish Banana will have purple or red splotching on its smooth green leaves, but as it grows, its spots will fade. When fully grown, your Dwarf Cavendish Banana will be regal and attractive. With broad, shiny green leaves, and yellowish green bark, you'll feel like you're in a tropical paradise.
Because of its easy-going nature and dwarf size, many people choose to keep theirs in a container (this also keeps the plant smaller). This self-pollinating tree is perfect for patios or gardens. You can even keep yours beside your front or backdoor, so you can just reach out and pluck a banana off when you feel a bit hungry.
In colder climates the Dwarf Cavendish is grown more as a beautiful houseplant and not so much for fruiting. A well lit location or a location that has artificial lighting to support the plant through the winter would be ideal. A heated greenhouse means the possibility of fruit in the colder climates.
The Dwarf Cavendish Banana will also grow well planted in your garden. It grows quickly in full sun with well-drained but high or medium moisture soil. This sub-tropical dwarf is great for young gardeners to learn about plant growth and harvesting.
The Dwarf Cavendish Banana is even pollinator friendly when it blooms.
Don't miss out on this attractive banana plant that produces ample, sweet fruit. This plant is perfect for those that want a tree's worth of bananas without the space a full-size tree requires.
With the Dwarf Cavendish Banana, you can have your cake and eat it, too. Order yours now and begin your journey to banana bread paradise.
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||7 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Tolerates heavy, well drained soils|
|Moisture||Moderate to High|
|Fruiting Time||Varies with Climate|