The Dwarf Orinoco banana will give you bananas on a not-too-tall of a plant, almost always fruiting by the time it is 6-7' tall. This dwarf variety is a great choice for small places or containers, and arguably the best one to start with in a marginal climate, since it is small enough to be easily protected in real severe conditions. The Orinoco is reported to be quite shade tolerant, and is THE one to try if you only have space for one plant and you have summer heat. This banana variety only gets to about 10', with fruit that is short, thick, and heavily angled. Flavor is about like a Cavendish (store banana) when fully ripe. The fruit should be turning yellow before being removed from the stalk, or they will not be as sweet. If allowed to turn very yellow before eating they can still be good. Shipped as a potted five gallon plant to ensure a healthier start when planted in yard or garden.