Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

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Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by harryc » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:16 am

My Dwarf Cav which I have had inside, south facing lounge for almost 4 years is flowering this year ( will try and put some pics later).

Just wondering whats the chance of it producing fruit and will it die after it has flowered?

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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by Dave Brown » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:29 am

It can't be a Dwarf Cavendish, as they have a pseudostem of 7 to 9ft, with leaves on the top. Overall height around 12 to 15ft. Dwarf cav is the plantation banana grown in the Canaries. If around 6 feet, it must be Super Dwarf Cavendish. They also produce edible bananas, but not sure how well they will develop inside over winter.

The stem dies after fruiting, but they have normally produced pups before then. :wink:
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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by allangreenbean » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:39 am

Would like to see pictures, my one surviving super dwarf is about 3 years old.

I keep that in an East facing window in winter.


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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by harryc » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:41 am

Here is some Pics of the Super Dwarf Cavendish as Dave correctly identified.
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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:32 am

That is in a tiny pot :ahhh!:

I tried to get fruit for many years but my conservatory is too cold over winter, and finally lost them all 2009/10. I was told they needed a very large pot, but you seem to be disproving that.

This is the last pic I can find of mine on winter solstice day 2008
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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by fern Rob » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:16 pm

What colour is the flower?
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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by harryc » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:12 pm

Its not open yet so not sure, maybe some heat and sunshine over the next few days will give it a spur.

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Post by fern Rob » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:40 pm

Post a picture of the flower when it opens.
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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by harryc » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:33 pm

Heres a picture of the flower and fruit, sorry about picture quality, cant locate my camera so took it on my blackberry
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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by callin » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:05 pm

Cogratulations Harry.
it s amazing. You have some fresh bananas there icon_thumleft icon_thumleft
Did you keep it outside in previous summers and bring inside for winter or only indoors?
Anyway, did a great job in nurturing it.
Please post update pics.
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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by harryc » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:10 pm

Hi there its always been inside. Must have been the decent summer we have had which has got it to flower.

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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by fern Rob » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:57 pm

Can you eat the fruit.
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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by harryc » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:18 pm

I like my banana's a bit more ripe :D :D yes in theory if they ripened but realistically not likely to happen.

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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by fern Rob » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:25 pm

Well I'm surprised that they will fruit in the UK, saying that its living indoors.
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Re: Dwarf Cavendish Flowering

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:34 pm

harryc wrote:I like my banana's a bit more ripe :D :D yes in theory if they ripened but realistically not likely to happen.

H
There is no reason why they won't ripen, just need enough sun. The plant won't be doing anything now other than trying to ripen the fruit :wink:
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