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Old 09-22-2014, 02:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Dwarf Mysore/Pisang Ceylon?

Pisang Ceylon is a full sized,tall banana. Mine should be flowering for its first time this fall and it's already pretty tall. Should get 4m tall easy on subsequent flowerings if it doesn't get already.

The Mysore cultivar most of the time is found expressing the BSV virus integrated in the genome of all AAB bananas,and thus is mildly sick(this not the best producer or performer) and potentially a source for infecting other bananas through insect vectors. I wasn't able to get hold of a healthy pup of the Mysore cultivar. Pisang Ceylon is a resistant Mysore,doesn't express BSV and the virus can't be transmuted from it(or any other banana that does not express the virus,even if its integrated in their genome). There are other healthy cultivar of the Mysore subgroup as well,not just Pisang Ceylon. For the brief time I grew it,Pisang Klotek was free of BSV symptoms and healthy and so is Palayamkodan(a Mysore cultivar from India). From their taste descriptions,this subgroup must be my favorite but I have yet to taste them,so it remains to be seen for me.
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