Dwarf Cavendish Banana

Dwarf Cavendish Banana

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The Dwarf Cavendish Banana (Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish') is a compact and popular cultivar of the banana plant. Known for its manageable size, it is well-suited for cultivation in containers or smaller garden spaces. The Dwarf Cavendish produces large, vibrant green leaves and small, sweet bananas that are typically around 6 to 8 inches in length. The fruit has a creamy texture and a sweet flavor. Cultivated for both ornamental and fruit-bearing purposes, the Dwarf Cavendish Banana is a favorite among home gardeners, bringing a touch of the tropics to various climates. It requires warm temperatures and well-drained soil for optimal growth, making it a popular choice for those interested in growing bananas in home gardens or as potted plants.

Botanical Name  

Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'

Also Known As  

Dwarf Banana | South American banana | 香蕉 |


USDA Zone  

Light Needs  
Watering Needs  
Life Cycle  
Avg. Mature Size  
Growth Rate  
Bloom Time   
Harvest Season  
Years to Bear  

Dwarf Tree
9 - 11
Partial - Full Sun
5' Tall and 7' Wide
Any Season
1 - 2 Years


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