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Sweetheart FHIA 03- Dessert Banana - Hardy

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Size: Small

Sweetheart Banana (Musa)

Delivery December 2023 - Pre order this great variety of banana now as we do not have many available. 

Discover the zestful allure of ‘Sweetheart’: A harmonious blend of gardening precision and culinary pleasure! This dessert banana is no ordinary treat; its slightly lemony flavor promises a distinctive taste sensation. Expertly bred for heightened disease resistance and abundant yields, its unique taste and ideal size have swiftly positioned ‘Sweetheart’ as a top choice for home gardeners seeking something truly special.

‘Sweetheart’ is a champion of adaptability. Whether faced with sub-par soils or unpredictable climates, it thrives with unmatched resilience. As you anticipate the perfect moment to indulge, remember: its fruits ripen swiftly once plucked. It’s best to let them bask on the stalk until almost ready to savor, picking just a hand as the craving calls.

Bolstered by its ability to withstand drought and gusty winds, ‘Sweetheart’ consistently produces clusters weighing between 13.6-68 kg. For those seeking a delightful, sturdy, and bountiful addition to their garden, the search concludes with ‘Sweetheart’.

Plant Care 

Light

Most types of bananas plants prefer to grow in full sun meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days. Some varieties can scorch easily and will do better in partial shade. 

Water

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. 

Soil

Well drained fertile soil and slightly acidic. They typically have poor tolerance for salt in the soil.

Fertilizer

Apply a balanced fertilizer regularly throughout the growing season. Also, mix compost into the soil annually to raise the level of organic matter.

Wind

Slightly sensitive to wind except for some varieties like the Edible Honduran and the Australian Hybrids.

Frost

Frost tender, except for some varieties like the Edible Honduran and the Australian Hybrid.

Fruiting

After 10-15 months of growing time

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Neil Coleman
Sweetheart bananba

Beautifully packed. Green leaves aoisaring now. Will look afer it before planting in the right space. Thanks.