Green bunch of bananas on banana tree

Plantain 'Dwarf Puerto Rican' (Musa)

Regular price $17.95
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Pot Size

'Dwarf Puerto Rican' is a dwarf plantain. The heads of fruit are a little larger than the original Plantain bearing seven to nine hands of fruit.  The fruit is softer and sweeter than most plantain varieties.
The shorter trunks of the dwarf plantains are thicker than the tall ones and because of this the 'Dwarf Puerto Rican' is more resistant to the wind and rarely falls over from the weight of its own fruit. It is widely grown in Puerto Rico for its taste and cooking qualities. The majority of plantains grow tall, 'Dwarf Puerto Rican' is an exception. It is resistant to Panama Disease. Somewhat drought tolerant, wind tolerant, cold tolerant and very fast-growing.

Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

View Full Plantable Pot Size & Materials Guide Here 

How to Grow Dwarf Puerto Rican Plantain

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree, Banana 

Harvest Season: 8-14 months from planting

Mature Size: 6-10 ft

Soil & Moisture: Moist, well-draining soil, high on a mound. Water slowly and deeply every 2 to 3 days during warmer months. Somewhat drought tolerant.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun

Zone Hardiness: 9+

You May Also Dig