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Hi I live in the Adelaide hills, our soil is acidic and I was hoping to grow a banana tree I was wondering what type of banana would grow best in my situation

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Answer: Hello Penny,

Bananas do prefer slightly acidic soils of pH 5.5 to 6.5; there is apparently a Lady Finger variety available that is more tolerant of cooler weather. You may otherwise have to consider growing as an annual rather than a perennial plant. Your local garden centre should have the latest information on varieties most suitable for your local area.

Prepare the soil with Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food and fertilise through the season with Thrive Strawberry and Berry Fruit Liquid Plant Food for best results.

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