tightly clustered bunch of stubby Pisang Ceylon bananas surrounded by green banana leaves accented by streaks of maroon and black

Banana 'Pisang Ceylon' (Musa)

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Pinang Ceylon is an improved, virus-free variety of the Mysore banana. It grows 10 to 20 feet high, with moderate cold resistance, and small, high-quality, lady finger bananas that are the #1 favorite in India.

The leaves have black and maroon markings, and young leaves are a pinkish copper color underneath with a red midvein and red coloration on the pseudostem or “trunk.” Bananas grow in 50 lb. bunches and are small, each 4” to 5” long, light yellow, and thin-skinned. They are very sweet and creamy with an excellent flavor and a long shelf life. The sturdy root system of Pisang Ceylon makes it more wind tolerant than many other bananas, and it can be grown in-ground or in containers.

This banana does well in full sun or partial shade with high humidity in rich, well-draining soils. It is hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11

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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