Cool Bananas are a range of banana varieties specifically selected for growing in the home garden and for their ability to produce fruit under cool conditions.
Bananas require deep, rich soil which is well-drained, in a position which is in full sun for most of the day. A position close to a north facing wall is ideal. They require protection from cold winds and frost. It may take 2 or 3 years for the first fruit to be produced but after the fruit has been harvested the main stem should be cut down.
The fruit is ready to be harvested once the bananas lose their ridges, become more rounded, and when the black withered remains of the flowers at the end of the bananas are dry and crumbly. The whole bunch can be cut off or just one ‘hand’ can be harvested as required, and the bananas can then be allowed to ripen fully indoors.
Dwarf Red Dacca