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Joy Dwarf Pisang Mas - Malaysian Heirloom Cultivar

Dwarf Pisang Mas - Heirloom Cultivar

This is an introductory post and I will update on the progress of this plant until it fruits.

I found this plant place in a small kampong(village) in one of our search for old/heirloom cultivars. According to the owner, it will fruit at only 3+ft with a bunch of 4 combs of very sweet fruits. With this in mind, I thought it would be a perfect project for an edible container grown 'naner for the home.

In this pix, the plant is approx 10 mths old with a p-stem height of only 2.5ft. In stature, it looks like a scaled down version of a normal 'naner plant with regular looking long petioles and leaves. It is unlike the dwarf varieties like the SDC or DC which are stumpy looking. I had earlier put the pot in full sun and it grew badly even with copious watering and fert. It is only after I have moved it into the shade that it is growing well. So far in my research, I have yet to find a similar looking dwarf cultivar.

Based on its unique qualities of;
1. Dwarf container growing size.
2. Shade loving.
3. Edible high quality fruits.

This plant is ideal for temperate growing for the patio during the warm season and easy handling for indoor wintering. If this plant proves its quality, I might have it TC'd for commercial purposes. Interesting?

Tog Tan has sadly suddenly passed away 6/16/09. We will miss you Tog Tan.
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