When harvesting bananas, you want either a stalk that is already ripening, i.e., yellow, or a stalk that is still green but has stopped growing. Dwarf Cavendish banana trees produce leaves that are broad with very short petioles. Read on to find out how to harvest bananas at home. When this is the case the flower is usually dying and the bananas themselves have plumped out of their young rectangular shape. Growing Dwarf Cavendish Banana Trees. Dwarf bananas, such as the dwarf cavendish, require the same care as their taller cousins. The only difference between the two varieties is their height. The one we are most familiar with from childhood is the typical grocery store variety, ‘Cavendish‘. These bananas are ready to come down. These are real fruiting bananas, a scaled down version of the dwarf cavendish grown commercially in the Canary Islands. Being a tropical fruit, bananas require warm conditions to grow. To begin, make sure that you purchase the correct variety of banana trees (side note, they aren’t technically a tree, either!). No one is currently using the chat. However, this was not the first commercial banana variety in the United States. The regular banana trees can grow up to twenty feet tall, whereas the dwarf will cap at around 6 feet. Dwarf bananas reach a height of anywhere between 4 to 7 feet, while taller varieties can grow 12 to 18 feet tall. Pretty sure it’s a dwarf cavendish variety. The really amazing thing is that they flower and fruit when just 4 feet tall. None have turned yellow yet, but they ... tips on harvesting bananas, sharing our banana photos and stories. Bananas are not actually trees, but more like giant grasses, with the bases of the leaves wrapping around themselves to make the trunk. The Dwarf Banana Tree is a tropical plant with broad paddle-shaped leaves that grow out from its stalky center. Dwarf Cavendish banana tree, also known as ladyfinger banana is a widely grown banana tree whose name was derived from the height of its pseudostem, and not its fruit as most people think. Originating in East Asia, The Dwarf Banana Tree is relatively easy to care for, but does require ample humidity. Bananas are one of the most popular fruit in the world. Florida is technically part of the sub-tropics. Growing Banana Trees Indoors. Though bananas are a tropical plant, we have lots of choices in which type of banana to plant in our state. Given correct care they can produce edible bananas in 17 months of growth, which tends to equate to 3 years in the UK. Keep it happy and thriving with regular mistings, or place it in a high-humidity area of your home, such as a sunny bathroom. Harvesting Banana Trees. Here’s how to grow your own dwarf cavendish banana tree indoors. Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree | Overview. Hey guys I’m wondering when to harvest these bananas. If you are lucky enough to have a banana tree of your own, you may wonder when to pick the bananas. Members currently in the chatroom: 0 The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009. The Dwarf Cavendish Banana will grow from 5 to 9 feet in height and will produce young plants around the base so it quickly develops into a clump. It originates from East Asia.