Really, Grow Banana Trees In Pots

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Talk about a fruit that is popular all over the world, loved by adults and children and easy to carry with you, and you’re talking about bananas.  It is so convenient to put a banana in lunch boxes for children or for yourself. In the Caribbean, most homes have a few banana plants in their backyard.

However, I must say that I have always seen banana plants growing outside in the soil and I have never seen them growing in pots until recently. Also, I’ve always known them to grow from suckers and not seeds.

I came across the information while doing research on growing plants in containers.  This makes it so convenient and very easy to control and keep the plants neat and tidy, as you can walk around your pots and cut and clip off dead leaves etc., and being able to move them around for what ever reason.

An interesting bit of information taken from The Seedman’s website is:

Commercially grown bananas that are cultivated specifically for consumption do not have seeds. Over time, they have been modified to have three sets of genes instead of two (triploid) and produce no seeds. If you want to grow banana plants from seed, be aware that the resulting fruit will not be like those you buy at the grocers. They will contain seeds and, depending upon the variety, might be so large that the fruit is difficult to get to. Bananas grown from seed are normally for ornamental purposes, we do however offer a few varieties that will produce edible bananas (with seeds of course), and they have a wonderful flavor superior to store bananas.

Read more on growing bananas from seeds at Seedman’s website.

On the following page, find out about growing bananas in pots.