Australian hybrid banana, selectively bred for its superior features being dessert banana, disease resistant, cold hardy when fully established and able to tolerate wind really well. The plant itself is very attractive looking and will grow to 3-3.5m high. With excellent tasting fruit, sweet, creamy taste closer to milk, High Noon is definitely out there on top range of banana varieties. The plant will become more cold and wind tolerant when fully settled and produces higher quality fruit in sub-tropical conditions. The High Noon banana produce a stubby looking fruit they are truly a table banana variety. Highly recommended and well suited to growing in NZ in warmer frost free areas.
Most types of banana plants prefer to grow in full sun meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight most days. Some varieties can scorch easily and will do better in partial shade.
Need a lot of water and plenty of moisture in the air. They do best when planted in groups fairly close together, as this helps to retain moisture in the leaves. Water regularly to make sure the soil stays evenly moist but not soggy. Avoid overwatering in winter which can cause root rot.
Well drained fertile soil and slightly acidic. They typically have poor tolerance for salt in the soil.
Apply a balanced fertilizer regularly throughout the growing season. Also, mix compost into the soil annually to raise the level of organic matter.