Re: Raja Puri hardiness?
Musa 'Raja Puri' is a cultivar of the Mysore group and has AAB genetics. Some sources might error and call it "Musa acuminata" but it is a true seedless hybrid and not a species banana. The name 'Raja Puri' translates literally to Royal Pancake. It has an estimated USDA cold hardiness of 8.5. In subtropical U.S., the average pseudostem height is 7 feet. The fruit is about 6 inches long and 1.25 inches thick, with anywhere from 40 to 80 fingers per bunch. It is used green for cooking (consider a potato pancake recipe made with unripened banana instead of potato) and also for fresh "dessert" eating.