Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
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Item #: 4797
Zones: 8a to 10b
Height: 180" tall
This amazing banana is one of the most cold hardy of the edible fruiting bananas, commonly grown for fruit in the US Gulf Coast region. Musa 'Orinoco' amazes visitors with its nice fruit clusters in our Zone 7 garden. For us, a height of 10' is common, although Musa 'Orinoco' can reach 21' in more hospitable climates. In colder climates, cut the banana fruit stalk before the first frost, and keep it indoors in a bucket of water until the fruit ripens. In Zone 7, I recommend surrounding the trunks with a 3'-4' tall cage filled with leaves to preserve next year's fruiting stalks.