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Banana ‘Blue Java’Musa acuminata ‘Ice Cream’

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Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

PlantVine Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

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Description

A Blue Banana That Tastes Like Vanilla Ice Cream – A Treat for Your Eyes & Your Palate

The ‘Blue Java’ Banana tree is unique. This fast-growing, cold-tolerant marvel from Asia and the South Pacific actually produces blue bananas that taste exactly like vanilla ice cream or custard. Many folks like to pick the ripe bananas and pop them in their mouths. Others suggest mixing the bananas into a smoothie or freezing them to make an all-natural ice cream alternative.

While you’re waiting for the fabulous treat to grow, you’re rewarded with a great looking addition to your yard. The tree showcases gigantic lime green leaves and a stout, sturdy trunk. Smart gardeners know the Blue Java’s well-developed root system will hold up well against the elements. The tree is happiest in moist soil and part to full sun.

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Additional information

Zone

9b, 10a, 10b, 11a

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Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

8 ft – 15 ft

Spacing

3 ft – 8 ft

SKU: p1179265

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I've been wanting this plant for a while. I can't wait to see show my friends blue bananas!!!

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Sherry Shaw
3 months 20 hours ago

Pollination. How is Blue Java Banana pollinated? Need I buy a male or female companion?

Support
3 months 1 hour ago

Hi Sherry, the Ice Cream Banana should self pollinate.

Guest
David Munsell
2 months 6 days ago

Can this banana be grown in a container? If so, how large does the container need to be and how tall will it get?

Support
2 months 6 days ago

Hi David,

This banana can be grown in a container if chosen to. If purchasing the large, you should repot this into a pot that is larger then 14″ in diameter.

Guest
Delaine
1 month 5 days ago

How long will it take for the 4-5′ plant to bear fruit?

Support
1 month 5 days ago

Hi Delaine! They usually fruit between a year to a year and a half. Bear in mind that environmental conditions affects fruiting.

Guest
Steve G
29 days 20 hours ago

I live in the Northeast. Can I grown this indoors? If so, how tall will it get?

Support
23 days 4 hours ago

Hi Steve, for this particular banana, we suggest that it be grown in a container for your patio and brought in during the cold months to your home or greenhouse. This particular plant is a full sun plant and would not do good as a house plant.