A neighbor of mine planted a gang of fruit-bearing(!) banana trees in his backyard a couple years ago. They’ve gone off, growing at least twenty feet tall. Think Disneyland’s “The Jungle Cruise”.
With his trees sprouting new pups this Spring, he let me dig a few up. Instant transfer style, right out of his yard and into mine. I planted five pups a couple weeks ago. We’ll see how they do.
Photos of the five taken around mid-June 2006, right after a trim: