Ae-Ae Bananas

Robert Pries
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:18:31 PST
I may be coming in on this thread in the middle.  I asume Ae-Ae is the variegated banana That I have seen listed a few years back for $300. Imagine my shock when I found a 5ft pup for $80 this fall at the local farmers market. Now I am seeing if it can survive the winter in our basement under lights. I thought I had found something really special when I was informed by a local plantsperson that Plant Delights has a hardy version they are hoping to market soon!! In a couple of years I might have pups to send to the exchange if all goes well.

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From: "David Pilling" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 12:33:47 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Ae-Ae Bananas


In message <>, MARK MAZER AND 
>I first saw this plant in a professor's garden in Coral Gables in the late
>1960's and it is not too difficult to find in South Florida.

I found an interesting site:

belonging to someone who got their first plant from a professor in 
Miami. Seemingly they are "trophy plants" and change hands for lots of 

David Pilling
  post: David Pilling, P.O. Box 22, Thornton-Cleveleys, Blackpool. FY5 1LR. UK

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