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Took this photo of my rare Nathan Banana, it has sent out a fruit bunch from about 1 foot off the ground. Small banana fruit but producing well.
Definitely smaller than a dwarf cavandish. We have a dwarf cavandish up the back yard and they are different.

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Comment by Christa on January 9, 2021 at 19:26

From what I have read and heard, the cavandish banana is already smaller in height and called a dwarf and now they managed to grow a super dwarf which is shorter than the ordinary cavandish. 

I have not seen the Nathan for sale lately, we have 2 plants left,  they started to grow better when we took them out of the blue bins and put them in the ground with more sunlight and water.

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on January 9, 2021 at 7:06

Christa how different is this to the super dwarf cavendish.  Never tried a Nathan so thinking I may need to order one

Comment by Doug Hanning on January 8, 2021 at 14:04

Sheez that was for Dianne!

Comment by Doug Hanning on January 8, 2021 at 14:03

Lol thats not subtle at all. I love it. We have 6 containers of lychee ice cream, the old way with raw eggs, is so good!

Comment by Dianne Caswell on January 7, 2021 at 17:42

Love your little Banana Plant. That Banana would look so cute in my new Fern/Sub-Tropical Garden. We had some new soil added to the garden today so things are beginning to come together again. 

Comment by Christa on January 7, 2021 at 13:43

Doug, you are lucky to be given that plant, as I read it's one of the tastiest and a bit fiddly to grow.  

We started with 3 tissue cultures of this banana from up north Qld and have maybe 2 left.  This is the second bunch that we have managed to get. They are really a novelty banana, quite edible and lovely in a subtropical environment.

Comment by Doug Hanning on January 7, 2021 at 9:15

I am going to have to find some more rare tjings to trade! Met a fellow rare fruit lover yesterday and she is giving me a cheena chemp×jackfruit

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 6, 2021 at 22:56

That's amazing. 

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