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Q.Do I Need To Cut Away The Old Stump Part Of My Banana Tree When It Starts To Come Back In The Springg

Zone t | Anonymous added on April 13, 2022 | Answered

We cut the banana trees back to about 12 inches in the late fall

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Answered on April 14, 2022

If you are hoping for bananas, do not cut down the pseudostem. If the outer layers are dead, you can remove those, but if there is living tissue in the center, the new growth will come at the top of that.

If it is soft and mushy, cut it to the ground and it may come back from the roots.


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