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Old 02-24-2014, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dwarf Banana ID

I got a few pups from this group of plants in the Florida Keys (zone 11) and was looking for some help identifying them. The two fruiting pseudostems were 4' and 4.5' tall with about 40 small bananas per bunch, and the leaves were about 3' long. There was no red splotches on the young leaves. My best guesses are: dwarf orinoco, mauritius, dwarf namwah, or rajapuri. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-25-2014, 01:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Most likely candidate is Rajapuri. That's one of the few non-Cavendish types that will fruit that short, and those bottle-nosed fruits don't like like a Cavendish variety. They are also not Dwarf Namwah, which has a heavy waxy bloom on the fruits, nor are they Dwarf Orinoco, which are fewer per hand and more angular.
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