Dwarf Double Mahoi banana plant with two bunches of green bananas with multiple purplish banana flowers at the end

Banana Dwarf 'Double Mahoi' (Musa acuminata)

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When they say “two heads are better than one”, the fast-growing Double Mahoi Banana makes a perfect example. This incredibly productive Musa mutation of Cavendish bananas produces 2 heads of delicious fruit at a time! Double the bounty with no loss of flavor, the tropical herbaceous perennial gets its name from “mahoi”, the Hawaiian word for twin. 

Reaching an average of 8’ ft tall, the purple striped Double Mahoi tree can be easily grown in a container. However, it cannot be easily found as it is quite the rare specimen- one we are excited for you to grow in your unique garden!

Plant Type: 
Fruit Tree / Evergreen Perennial Herb

Did you know? The banana plant is actually an evergreen perennial fruiting herb, not a tree! The large ‘trunk’ is actually a pseudostem, which is made of bulky, leafy layers that emerge and wither over time. Banana plants are fast-growing, and prone to reproducing new plants through mini clones known as suckers.

Harvest Season: 
Year-round, but most predominantly in the warm summer months. With good care, bananas are capable of producing fruit within the first 15-18 months of planting. It will take 9-15 months before the tree starts flowering and an additional 2-6 months before the bananas are ready to be picked. 

(Expect approximately 3-6 months less time from planting to fruit for Banana plants in our XL Pot Size)

Mature Size: 
Really varies depending on variety. Some dwarf banana varieties grow only to 2-3 ft where other banana types reach up to 40 ft tall. Most banana plants can be grown easily in containers and overwintered indoors if needed. We recommend a minimum 7 gal. planter size.

Banana plants are fast-growing, and prone to reproducing new plants through mini clones known as suckers.

Soil & Moisture: 
Thrives in ample humidity!  Bananas like to be planted high on a mound in rich, moist well-drained soil, nitrogen-rich soil, and humid conditions similar to their native areas tropical and subtropical regions. In well-drained soil, bananas can almost never get too much water, sunlight, and nutrients. Water regularly to maintain leaves and promote fruit production. 

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile: 
Yes

Growth Rate: 
Fast, Very Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation: 
Our bananas are grown from tissue cultures and are capable of fruiting within 1 year. 

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  • DS
    Diane S.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago
    Musa dwarf Double Mahoi has nice sturdy trunk comparable to my youngest Dwarf Orinoco pups in the main banana stand shading our potted new 2 and more mature remaining plants

    Sturdy enough banana trunk to keep it alive for future overwinter indoors. Yerba Mate is alive and repotted also,but has no growth at all. Please see pictures. Good job on prompt delivery before hurricane Idelia.

  • SB
    Shelley b.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    7 months ago
    Great

    Wonderful

  • HN
    Heather N.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    I'm so excited for bananas!

    This little banana tree is thriving and already giving off new shoots. It came to me very healthy and I'm excited

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