Praying Hands Banana â€“ The Delicious Taste Makes These More Than Just A Collectors Fruit!
Wait till you see these!Â The Praying Hands Banana Tree produces on of the most unique bananas of all time.Â The two adjacent â€œhandsâ€ of bananas are fused where they meet, creating the appearance of â€œPraying Hands.â€ Each hand is usually about 6-7 individual banana fruits, fused to each other, mirrored by another set of equally-fused hand of fruits.Â These medium-sized bananas separate easily when ripe.Â Â They are sweet, vanilla tasting, bananas, and when cut, they do not lose color as fast as store-bought bananas.Â The color of the flesh is bright yellow-white, and has a strong and starchy feel. In zone 8B they usually harvest in the Fall, September-October.
The Praying Hands Banana originated in Indonesia and can be found in the Southern Pacific. Â Since they have become a collectors delight, they have spread to other areas across the globe.Â They are many times identified as Musa â€˜Thepanomâ€™ or Musa paradisiaca.Â They are eaten raw when ripe and very soft.Â They also can be cooked at any stage of maturity, but usually when they are mostly yellow.Â Â They can be prepared like plantains, fried, smashed, and re-fried.Â They also make good bakery items for banana chips or muffins.Â Â If a recipe calls for cooking bananas, use Praying Hands.
|Growing Zone||8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B|
|Mature Height||12-14 FT|
|Mature Width||5-6 FT|
Planting & Care
Fruitscaping with Banana Trees
Bananas are the best way to add tropical splendor to your landscape. Lush and fast growing, bananas can be used as a backdrop or as a focal specimen. Create a summer windbreak or privacy screen. Plant a group of 3 to 5 and create an instant shade garden. Mix in elephant ears and gingers for a South Seas paradise.
Bananas will grow and produce fruit regularly in the colder regions of the Lower South (Zones 8B and 9). It takes two things to be successful: a variety that will fruit in 9 months (most varieties take 2 years), and plenty of water and fertilizer. Bananas fruit year round in Zone 10.
The broad, flat leaves of banana trees stand out in the landscape. Plant them in clumps of three to five for a sunny tropical look. They thrive in low wet spots or on the edges of ponds. Add ginger lilies and sago palms for a jungle of your own. Bananas have a very shallow root system and dwarf varieties are suitable for containers. Therefore, you can put them in large planters around your pool or out on the patio.
View Our full Banana Tree Planting and Growing Guide
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Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.
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