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Banana 'Dwarf Nam Wah' (Musa acuminata)

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Dwarf Nam Wah, also known as Pisang Awak and other names throughout the tropical world, is a dwarf banana variety reaching a mature height of only 8 to 10 feet. 

Dwarf Nam Wah fruit has a supreme flavor with a creamy texture and is excellent raw or cooked. Plants are very fast growing, cold and heat tolerant, and suitable for growing in a planter if needed!  Despite it's short stature, this group of lady finger bananas produce large-sized bunches of sweet delicious fruit that is prized in the Indonesian areas.

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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    Steve K.
    Flag of United States
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Fast grower

    I bought my plants a year ago. They shipped fast and were healthy when I received them. It took a few months for them to get established. But at about 10 months they were growing like crazy. They are about 10 feet high and very healthy. Not sure how big they will get. But I’m very pleased

  • R
    Rob
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Already leafing out

    My banana plant came in excellent condition - it's easy to ship bananas once you cut the leaves off - and has already pushed out two new leaves after only a few weeks in it's new home. Highly recommend!

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