Banana trees

While producing a crop of bananas is a plus, home gardeners also enjoy the tropical accent that banana plants add to the home landscape.

Last fall, Kevin Lancon, a good friend as well as a Master Gardener volunteer, asked me what I thought about a banana cultivar known as “Ice Cream.” Kevin wanted to know if Ice Cream bananas would perform as well as I have claimed they would.

He explained his bed of Ice Cream bananas had been growing for a while but had not yet produced any fruits. I advised him to be patient and continue to provide good care of his banana plants.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

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