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    there is a plant that looks kinda like a banana tree in my yard..i took some pics of it heres the link: http://community.webshots.com/album/46148667mUSVQG

    its about 3-4 feet tall. if it is a banana, how long will it take to mature?

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    Yes, that looks like a banana plant. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] There are lots of different types of banana plants though, so I'm not sure how long it'll take to get bananas from it. I've seen plenty of plantain trees around here, and I can tell you that they need to be at least 8 feet tall to produce fruit. Then again, the one you have there might be a dwarf species that never gets past 5 feet. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] I guess it's ok to say that your plant still looks a little small, so I think that in a year or a little more you might have some fruit, depending if it's banana or plantain (plantain usually take longer to produce fruit).

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    Bananas and plantain are actually large herbaceous plants and not trees [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    it already has another banana growing next to it. about a foot tall. could it be a dwarf? b/c i think its a bit young to have produce another one. the large ones at garden centers have offshoots that are about the same size as mine.

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    That is a banana tree usually banana trees will bear fruit in about 3 years depending on space and weather. They are very nice plants. I dont believe it is a dwarf from the picture they can produce many offsets threwout its life time. Most darf do not grow more than 6 to 12 inches in year.
    The one shown looks much younger and is quite large with only a few leaves how long have you noticed the plant in your back yard. And what is the weather like in your area.

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    Most banana trees from pup will bear fruit within a year or two.

    [QUOTE]Most darf do not grow more than 6 to 12 inches in a year.

    This is not true. A dwarf just means that the entire plant will not grow to be taller than 3-4ft.

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    i live in houston and you probably know the weather...hot and humid all through the year. ive seen it about two weeks ago, but it was next to another plant that was not a banana, but something that looked like it(the leaves were kinda similar). so i wasnt really sure if the plant was differnet form it. since i first saw it, it put out a leaf every week. it growing pretty fast for a big plant. does it need any special treatment for winter? its pretty warm in the winter(almost never goes down below 32 degrees) also, i havent been really giving it water, but it has rained quite heavily a couple times. it gets almost full sun.

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    Do you kow the third most dangerous job in the world is being a banana picker? it is dangerous becuase of the banana spider, a very poisonous spider. Well that was a waste of my 2 cents!
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