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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Apple Mysore
 Musa sp.
Family: Musaceae
Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain
Origin: Indo-Malaysian region reaching to Northern Australia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Bananas are fast-growing herbaceous perennials arising from underground rhizomes. The fleshy stalks or pseudostems formed by upright concentric layers of leaf sheaths constitute the functional trunks. The true stem begins as an underground corm which grows upwards, pushing its way out through the center of the stalk 10-15 months after planting, eventually producing the terminal inflorescence which will later bear the fruit. Each stalk produces one huge flower cluster and then dies. New stalks then grow from the rhizome. Banana plants are extremely decorative, ranking next to palm trees for the tropical feeling they lend to the landscape. The banana inflorescence shooting out from the heart in the tip of the stem, is at first a large, long-oval, tapering, purple-clad bud. As it opens, the slim, nectar-rich, tubular, toothed, white flowers appear. They are clustered in whorled double rows along the the floral stalk, each cluster covered by a thick, waxy, hood like bract, purple outside and deep red within. The flowers occupying the first 5 - 15 rows are female. As the rachis of the inflorescence continues to elongate, sterile flowers with abortive male and female parts appear, followed by normal staminate ones with abortive ovaries. The two latter flower types eventually drop in most edible bananas. The ovaries contained in the first (female) flowers grow rapidly, developing parthenocarpically (without pollination) into clusters of fruits, called hands. The number of hands varies with the species and variety. The fruit (technically a berry) turns from deep green to yellow or red, and may range from 2-1/2 to 12 inches in length and 3/4 to 2 inches in width. The flesh, ivory-white to yellow or salmon-yellow, may be firm, astringent, even gummy with latex when unripe, turning tender and slippery, or soft and mellow or rather dry and mealy or starchy when ripe. The flavor may be mild and sweet or subacid with a distinct apple tone. The common cultivated types are generally seedless with just vestiges of ovules visible as brown specks. Occasionally, cross-pollination with wild types will result in a number of seeds in a normally seedless variety. Bananas require as much warmth as can be given them. Additional warmth can be given by planting next to a building. Planting next to cement or asphalt walks or driveways also helps. Wind protection is advisable, not for leaf protection as much as for protection of the plant after the banana stalk has appeared. During these last few months propping should be done to keep the plant from tipping or being blown over.

Musa Praying Hands - produces perhaps the most unusual and distinctive of all banana fruits. Two adjacent hands of bananas are fused, giving the appearance of praying hands. This is not just a collectors item, the fruits are delicious ripe, containing a hint of vanilla flavor. When totally ripe, individual bananas can be carefully separated from each other. An excellent all-around plant with some wind resistance; it is very collectible.

All eating bananas are triploid varieties of M. acuminata x bulbisiana.

There are numerous cultivars of Cooking banana.


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 Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Praying Hands
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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M. acuminata
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa acuminata
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa ornata
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Praying Hands
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Raja Puri
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa Praying Hands
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Hua Moa
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Hua Moa
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Hua Moa
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa acuminata
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Praying Hands
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Truly Tiny
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa Praying Hands
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Icecream
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Williams
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa ornata
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa acuminata × M. balbisiana (AAB Group) 'Silk' (Manzano Banana)
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Banana 'Manzano'
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa glaucum (Ensete glaucum)
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Praying Hands
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa ornata
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Var. Praying Hands
Musa sp., Banana, Bananier Nain, Canbur, Curro, Plantain

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Musa × paradisiaca (Plantain)


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Ensete glaucum, the Snow Banana, is a larger version of the Abyssinian Banana but not so well known, sometimes called Musa nepalensis or Ensete giganteum, or Ensete wilsonii. It is native to China, Nepal, India, Burma, and Thailand up to 2600-8800ft. It has a thick, waxy and blue, solitary trunk with huge bluish leaves up to 10ft long. Massive, delicately ribbed leaves can grow three feet long in the first four months. The leaves of this beautiful variant are attractively shaded in grey when they achieve full size. A majestic plant to grow.
An extremely fast growing banana given heat, but not as hardy as Ensete ventricosum. Easy to raise from seed and very different with its swollen bulbous base and large leaves.
Banana sowing instructions: Abrade a side of each seed with a sand paper, then soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing 1/2" deep in a potting mix. Keep warm, between 70 and 85F and in a bright light. Germination can be erratic, usually taking between 2 to 12 months, sometimes longer, so do not discard the seed pots.
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Musa - Banana Double Mahoi

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Double Mahoi Banana - a traditional Cavendish banana but generally produces a double stalk of bananas its second year of fruiting, increasing the harvest.
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Musa - Banana Dwarf Brazilian (Santa Catarina Silver)

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This is very similar to the larger Brazilian but much shorter. Its sweet bananas are also smaller than that of the Brazilian. It should be grown more widely as it has good wind resistance and very tasty fruit. Its smaller stature makes it more suited to small gardens, greenhouses and large containers. This banana-cultivar was imported from Brazil in 1979 and is a dwarf mutant form of Brazilian known as Santa Catarina Silver or Santa Catarina Plata. It fruits between 7.5 ft to 9 ft. It has a strong thick pseudo stem and a strong root system. Leaves tend to be quite leathery and tough. It has shown good wind tolerance in storms up to 50 mph. It has a tendency to hold its leaves tight with short petioles. Fruit quality is considered one of the best. It is cold tolerant, and resistant to all diseases. Fruit will ripen on the plant without splitting. One can harvest by shaking the plant and having the ripe bananas fall down.
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Musa - Banana Dwarf Cavendish

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Produces wonderful tasting fruit as does the others in the Cavendish sub-group. A vigorous grower with wide green leaves. One of the more common grown varieties in the USA. This particular cultivar has found great flavor in Florida as a backyard banana because of its ability to reliably produce fruit with a minimum of care by the homeowner. Cavendish are the most common variety of bananas grown by the hobbyist. The variety is very hardy and produces very large heads of fruit. The dwarf variety, which grows to 8 feet, is the most common backyard variety. The fruit is excellent tasting and can remain on the plant until ripe.
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Musa - Banana Dwarf Green 

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Dwarf green banana grows 6-8 feet and has a solid heavy trunk. Juvenile leaves will have some colorful reddish-purple markings. Will produce edible green banana in about 9-12 months. Very good choice for container culture and indoors.
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Musa - Banana Dwarf Namwah (Nam Weh)

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This dwarf banana from Thailand is the most commonly grown cultivar in that country. This delicious ladyfinger type dessert banana has been described as having the tastiest, sweetest, highest quality fruit.
It grows rapidly even in cool areas (hardy zones 9-10). The sweet, thin-skinned bananas mature very quickly, even when the flower appears somewhat late in the season. In addition, because it's a dwarf, it makes a great container banana. It is drought resistant and vigorous.

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Musa - Banana Dwarf Red

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This very sweet lady finger fruit is the most beautiful. It turns "sunset" colors when ripening from dark burgundy to orange, yellow-green and muted colors in between. Mature height is only 8 ft. The bunch is compact, contains many medium size fruits, with thick peel, and flesh of strong flavor.
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Musa - Banana Goldfinger

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Fruit is similar in taste and size of common Chiquita banana However, yields more than twice the amount of fruit. Very easy to grow. Must be checked often when close to ripening because of very subtle changes in color. Reaches heights of 10'-12'. Developed in Honduras. Very strong plant with stout base, rapid growing, mostly green leaves. Excellent tasting fruit, with a tart note that's almost citrusy, slightly sub-acid, refreshing, gets 6-8 inches long or better. Medium size plant with broad leaves is disease resistant, wind and cool tolerant and is easy to grow. Cold tolerant and disease resistant. Developed to be commercial export banana. Outstanding fruit production. It can support 100 lbs. of fruit without propping and produce a raceme in under a year. It is best ripened on the plant. The texture of the fruit at maturity is rather softer than Cavendish. Fruit will not turn brown when diced. It is good eaten fresh or used in cooking. Overall this variety takes longer to mature than most others but also seems the most cold tolerant. It produces good crops even in soils of marginal quality or areas of lower humidity. It is notably more resistant to rot in cold, wet winter soils but still needs rich, well drained soils in order to survive.
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Musa - Banana Gran Nain

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Gran Nain is the true Chiquita banana, the main product of Chiquita Brands International. Tree is 8' when mature and produces large bunches of bananas.
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Musa - Banana Ice Cream

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Ice Cream (Blue Java) cultivar grows 10-15 ft tall. Produces bunches weighting 40-60 lbs. Stout, straight fruit, 5-7 inches long and up to 2 inches wide. Skin bluish with silvery bloom when young, pale-yellow when ripe. Flesh is white and sweet with vanilla-like flavor. Eaten raw or cooked.
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Musa - Banana Kandarian

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Produces large bunches of spicy-sweet bananas. That can also be used like plantains. It is an Heirloom variety from Papua New Guinea and can reach 17 feet tall.
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Musa - Banana Lactan

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Banana Lactan is one of the most common banana cultivars in the Philippines, desirable for desert bananas because of their sweet taste, aroma, and firm texture when ripe.
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Musa - Banana Manzano (Apple Banana)

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Manzano(Apple, Silk) banana cultivar grows 10-12 ft tall. Produces bunches of 25-40 lbs. Plump, slightly curved fruits, 4-6 inches long. Skin has yellow color. Flesh is firm but pleasantly sub-acid when fully ripe, apple-scented and drier than most other banana. The most popular desert banana in tropics.
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Musa - Banana Orinoco

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Orinoco is a solid green banana that grows to about 16 feet. The fruit is about 8 to 10 inches long. The fruit can ripen on the plant without splitting. When ripe the fruit is very delicious. The fruit is often cooked when green either fried or sometimes boiled.
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Musa - Banana Pisang Ceylon (improved Mysore)

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Pisang Ceylon (an improvement on 'Mysore') may very well be the best tasting lady finger banana in the world. This sturdy banana is resistant to the Banana Streak Virus. Pisang Ceylon, has a shelf life that out last other lady finger banana types by several days.
Mysore banana is large and vigorous plant, reaching 20-25 ft tall. Very hardy and drought tolerant. Bears large, compact bunches, weighing 50 lbs. Fruit is medium size, about 6" long with thin, bright-yellow skin. In India this is the most popular banana, constituting up 3/4 of the total crop.
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Musa - Banana Poquito (Dwarf)

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A dwarf Banana with a thick stalk, it is not too big, not too small, it's just right. At 3 feet it is perfect for a container, as a border plant, or in the garden. The green leaves have red spots on the new growth. Produces little, edible bananas. This is a must have for everyone.
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Musa - Banana Praying Hands

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Praying Hands Banana. Two adjacent hands of bananas are fused, giving the appearance of praying hands.
This is not just a collector's item, the fruits are delicious ripe, containing a hint of vanilla flavor. When totally ripe, individual bananas can be carefully separated from each other. An excellent all-around plant with some wind resistance.

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Musa - Banana Sweetheart

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Super sweet banana, finger type. This banana cultivar developed by the government of Honduras. It is not found in the wild. It was developed for better disease resistance, and improved ability to tolerate drought and wind.
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Musa - Plantain African Rhino Horn

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Rhino Horn bananas, also called Rhino Horn plantains or African Rhino Horn, are hybrid banana cultivars from Africa. It produces strongly curved and elongated edible bananas which can grow to a length of two feet, making them have the longest fruits among banana cultivars. They produce two to four hands per bunch.
The Rhino Horn banana is a triploid (AAB Group, commonly known as Horn plantains) hybrid of the seeded banana Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata. Its official designation is Musa acuminata × balbisiana (AAB Group) African Rhino Horn.
Plants can grow to a height of 12 to 20 feet. The pseudostem and leaves are dappled red.
Fruits of the Rhino Horn bananas can be eaten raw or cooked. They are also cultivated as ornamental plants for their attractive coloration.

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Musa - Plantain Dwarf Puerto Rican

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Dwarf Puerto Rican plantain cultivar. The heads of fruit are a little larger than the original Plantain bearing seven to nine hands of fruit. The shorter trunks of the dwarf plantains are thicker than the tall ones and because of this are more resistant to the wind and rarely fall over from the weight of their own fruit. It is widely grown in Puerto Rico for its taste and cooking qualities. The majority of plantains grow tall, but this one is an exception. It has a distinctive bronze colored trunk and leaves. Plant in a warm and well-protected site with optimal growing conditions.
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Musa - Plantain x Banana - Hua Moa

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Tall banana cultivar from Hawaii (cross with plantain), grows to 10-15 ft tall. Produces small to medium bunches of very plump, roundish fruits with golden-yellow skin and pinkish yellow-orange flesh. Very sweet flavor. May be eaten fresh or cooked.
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Musa - Truly Tiny Banana

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Truly Tiny is only 1-1.5' tall. This is the best variety for growing in a pot or indoors. It produces small, 4-5" fruit, sweet, nice flavor.
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Musa acuminata - seeds

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Musa acuminata is a species of wild banana native to Southeast Asia. It is one of the parents of many of todays cultivars. It is the progenitor of modern edible bananas, along with Musa balbisiana. First cultivated by humans at around 8000 BC it is one of the earliest examples of domesticated plants. Musa acuminata is an evergreen perennial, not a tree. The trunk (known as the pseudostem) is made of tightly packed layers of leaf sheaths emerging from completely or partially buried corms. Although the fruit looks like an ordinary yellow banana and is edible it has seed within the fruit.
Banana sowing instructions: Abrade a side of each seed with a sand paper, then soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing 1/2" deep in a potting mix. Keep warm, between 70 and 85F and in a bright light. Germination can be erratic, usually taking between 2 to 12 months, sometimes longer, so do not discard the seed pots.
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Musa arunachalensis - seeds

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The newly discovered species, named Musa arunachalensis, belongs to the subgenus Rhodochlamys.
Rhodochlamys bananas are characterized by having erect or drooping inflorescences with fruit pointing towards the apex of the inflorescence. Most of them have relatively few fruits and are best known for their brightly colored bracts (small leaf at the base of a flower), a feature that makes them popular as ornamental plants.
Musa arunachalensis is known from specimens found in West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. This species flowers and fruits from January to May and differs from other Musa species in the nature of its inflorescence. The color of the bract is reddish orange with a yellow tip.
Banana sowing instructions: Abrade a side of each seed with a sand paper, then soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing 1/2" deep in a potting mix. Keep warm, between 70 and 85F and in a bright light. Germination can be erratic, usually taking between 2 to 12 months, sometimes longer, so do not discard the seed pots.
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Musa balbisiana - seeds

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Musa balbisiana, or Musa cavendishi, is a species of wild banana native to eastern South Asia, northern Southeast Asia, and southern China. It is one of the ancestors of modern cultivated bananas, along with Musa acuminata. It grows lush leaves in clumps with a more upright habit than most cultivated bananas. Flowers grow in inflorescences coloured red to maroon. The fruit are between blue and green and contain seeds. Wild bananas used to be cooked and eaten or agriculturalists would not have developed the cultivated banana. Seeded Musa balbisiana fruit are called butuhan (with seeds) in the Philippines. The leaves of this banana variety are used in Thailand to wrap locally produced sweets, and the inflorescences for the treatment of ulcers in traditional medicine.
Banana sowing instructions: Abrade a side of each seed with a sand paper, then soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing 1/2" deep in a potting mix. Keep warm, between 70 and 85F and in a bright light. Germination can be erratic, usually taking between 2 to 12 months, sometimes longer, so do not discard the seed pots.
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