Musa hybrid ( ABB group ), Cooking banana, Rulo

Musa hybrid ( ABB group )

Cooking banana, Rulo
Family: Musaceae
Origin: Dominican Republic
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersOrnamental foliageUnusual colorEdible plant

Musa hybrid (ABB group) is a large plant that can reach 5-10 ft tall and thrives in full sun with regular watering. Its unusual and ornamental foliage is deep red to crimson in color and produces pendulous, vinous flowers that give way to edible fruits. Grown in USDA hardiness Zones 9-11, the fruits of this plant have a variety of uses. Whether they are boiled, grilled, fried, or pickled, the fruits are packed with numerous healthy benefits. One plant can grow up to 25-50 fruits, making it great for harvesting. Not just a delicious snack, these fruits contain nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber, Potassium and Calcium that are beneficial to the body.

For those living in cold regions, growing Musa hybrid (ABB group) in a pot is possible as long as it is placed in a sheltered area where it will receive some sunlight. The soil should be kept moist and fertilized once a month throughout the growing period. Good air circulation and regular pruning of the plant is also recommended to ensure the health of the plant.

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