Position – Bananas prefer full sun or partial afternoon shade. It is not tall so that the Williams banana tree can withstand strong winds better than other cultivars.
Size – A mature Williams banana tree is between 2.5 and 3 mts tall and spread between 1.8 and 2.4 mts.
Soil – Well-drained soil with a pH range of between 6.5 and 8.
Use potting soil if growing your tree in a container. You could simply use your garden’s soil or a mixture of compost and potting soil to grow in the ground. Our volcanic rock dust is great for keeping your soil in optimal condition for a banana tree.
Watering – Keep the soil around your banana tree moist to ensure the roots do not dry.
Pruning – Remove damaged or worn leaves to keep your tree in tip-top shape. Pruning stimulates the growth of new leaves.
Pests – The Williams banana is resistant to most diseases. Keep an eye on your tree and look for small black bugs, aphids, and spider mite webs. Treat any of these with an organic pesticide.
Harvesting – From the time the flowers appear to the time the fruit is mature is usually 75 to 80 days. They are ready to pick when the fruit on the upper section changes from green to a light-green/yellow colour. The fruit will also have begun to plump up. Remember that bananas can also be used at various stages – even green bananas.