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Banana, Cardaba

Banana, Cardaba

NOTE: Due to extreme heat during Summer months, we DO NOT ship plant outside of California during Summer. If you are outside of CA and place an order, we will hold your entire order until temperatures decline.
This plant is currently NOT available for shipping.
In store pickup only.

Regular price $75.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $75.00 USD
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Size

3 inch Pot - 8 to 12" tall plant in 6" diameter x 7" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

1 gallon Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Small Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Large Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 12" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

3 gallon Pot - 18 to 36" tall plant in 10" diameter x 8" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

5 gallon Pot - 30" to 60" tall plant in 11" diameter x 10" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

15 gallon Pot - 60" to 75" tall plant in 17" diameter x 15" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

NOTE: We do not ship 5 gallon size. In-store pickup only.

The cardaba banana originates from the Philippines and is primarily a cooking banana although it can also be eaten raw. They have very large and robust pseudostems that grow up to 15 ft. It takes around 339 days to flower, and 479 days for the fruits to be ready to harvest. Each bunch contains around 150 fruits in 9 hands. The fruits are distinctively larger than saba bananas and have a rounder more pentagonal cross-section. They are typically harvested while unripe since they are used as cooking bananas, but they can be eaten as is if allowed to ripen.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Please see our Banana Planting and Care Instructions

ABOUT THIS PLANT

Botanic Name: Musa balbisiana 'Cardaba'
Common Names: Cardava, Kardaba,

Lifespan: Topical Perennial
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8-Zone 11
Fruiting Season: The banana flower blooms 18-24 months after planting and the racks are ready for harvest 6-8 months after that.
Growth Structure: Can grow up to 15'

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Years to Fruit: 1.5 year
Fruiting Season: The banana flower blooms 18-24 months after planting and the racks are ready for harvest 6-8 months after that.
Cold Tolerance: 32°F
Native to: Philippines

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