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Default Re: Best species banana for cool summer temperatures?

Probably the most similar area where wild bananas grow are the higher areas of S. China and N. Vietnam, N. India, Nepal, and Bhutan. The most common species in these areas are M. balbisiana and M. itinerans, but also you can find others such as M. basjoo, M. sikkimensis, M. yunnanensis, M. acuminata subsp. burmannica, M. splendida, M. lutea, M. coccinea (and close relatives) and a few other newly discovered and obscure species. Its hard to say exaclty what would do well as all of these species are normally having considerable variation with different populations thriving at different locations, and whatever you can get on the market is just a very very tiny sampling of the diversity out there.
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