Banana 'Ice Cream' (Musa)
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Banana 'Ice Cream' (Musa)

Regular price $19.95

Live Ice Cream Banana Plant (Musa)
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

The Ice Cream banana, also known as the Blue Java banana, is highly regarded as one of the best tasting Musa varieties of all time. This is mainly in part due to the plants light vanilla, ice cream flavor, and creamy texture. The outer skin of the fruit is a beautiful blueish-green. The fruit will maintain it's amazing amazing flavor whether it is eaten raw or cooked! This species is aromatic and described as having a pleasant vanilla fragrance. 

This cultivar is cold tolerant, and easily adaptable to sub-tropical and temperate climates! It is fast growing, easily capable of reaching heights of 15-20 ft! Even if Ice Cream Banana freezes back in the winter, it will regrow as long as temperatures don't dip lower than 20 degrees.  The 'Ice Cream' Banana cultivar is well suited for containers, as long as it is over-wintered indoors. This plant is especially useful in landscaping for providing shade. It also makes a lovely and attractive ornamental, especially with the unique color of the blue banana fruits. 

Not all Bananas are created equal! The Musa species features great diversity in variation and form, and there are several cultivars that have been developed through selective breeding over time. The end result is several variations of bananas that range in flavor, size, taste, and color! One really unique and awesome example is the ~Ice Cream~ banana. 

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    Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
    Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.  During the Spring and Summer, processing/shipping can take up to 4 weeks.

    Tracking information
    A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

    Shipping Cost
    Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

    Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
    Sow Exotic now ships almost all of our fruiting and medicinal plants to Hawaii and Puerto Rico!  Plants will ship bare root every Monday through Wednesday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  No heat packs necessary. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut:
    Can't ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana
    Can't ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passionfruit
    All the other cool stuff: good to go! 🌈 🌿📦📪 

    For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

    Weather Holds
    Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

    Heat Packs
    Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
    If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

    Plant Care

    Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

    Fruiting & Harvest Season: Within 10 to 18 months of planting

    Mature Size: 10 to 14 ft

    Soil & Moisture: Rich, well-draining soil high in compost and organic matter. Needs consistent moisture during warmer months until trees are well-established.

    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade (will not grow as quickly is in full shade)

    Zones

    Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 8+.  

    Patio Planting Zones: 4+

    All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.