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A customer of mine returned from India last month with an unexpected gift -- a banana pup from a Virupaksha Temple. She says it is a seedless banana. It is now sporting a new leaf, so perhaps it will survive at my location. There's not much to id from yet.

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very cool richard!! new plants are like candy for us.. lol
i have several amorphs now.. with winter here in utah
and more "free time" ive been doing general searches online
for unusual plants id like to try..
still would love to find a source of the big growing nanner plants
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That's really pretty neat I got no friends coming back from over seas lately .. Looks like it on its way to becoming a "Richtemple Banana" or "Musa Hermitian"
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Richard I think the temple banana you got may be Musa spp. Pahari Kela

Musa spp. Pahari Kela (Hill Banana, Virupaksha). Sacred fruit of Virupaksha temple and ceremonies. Pahari means: of the mountain. Hardy to 25 deg-F. Fruit will have large, hard seeds unless male flowers (pollen) removed from plant and vicinity. Taste is more acidic than Chiquita banana, and has higher moisture content in fruit. Very susceptible to Fusarium wilt, import restrictions. Safely propagated by tissue culture.
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Richard I think the temple banana you got may be Musa spp. Pahari Kela

Musa spp. Pahari Kela (Hill Banana, Virupaksha). Sacred fruit of Virupaksha temple and ceremonies. Pahari means: of the mountain. Hardy to 25 deg-F. Fruit will have large, hard seeds unless male flowers (pollen) removed from plant and vicinity. Taste is more acidic than Chiquita banana, and has higher moisture content in fruit. Very susceptible to Fusarium wilt, import restrictions. Safely propagated by tissue culture.
I think I read this on jack daw's post.
Musa 'Pahari Kela' (Hill banana)
Thanks for the guess. The text in Jack's post originated in Chiranjit Parmar's Fruitipedia. We will have a better idea of what I'm growing when it flowers and fruits.
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maybe THIS is the REAL Ice Cream LOL !!!

I''m SURE it would survive at MY location
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I'm certain that the Musa I've received is not Ice Cream / Blue Java, and I'm fairly certain it is not Hill Banana. India is a large subcontinent. There are many temples from many sects from north to south, and likewise there are many "temple bananas". Some of them are just "bananas planted by the temple" and others are cultivars of historical significance. As it matures, flowers, and fruits it will be interesting to see what it might be.

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I'm certain that the Musa I've received is not Ice Cream / Blue Java, and I'm fairly certain it is not Hill Banana. India is a large subcontinent. There are many temples from many sects from north to south, and likewise there are many "temple bananas". Some of them are just "bananas planted by the temple" and others are cultivars of historical significance. As it matures, flowers, and fruits it will be interesting to see what it might be.

There is a temple banana in my wanted list. That is the real temple banana.
I hope you got that Nivedya kadali..or Pooja Kadali
Watch this video, You can see a special type of banana that used in ceartain temples.They are called Nivedya kadali or Pooja kadali. I heard they are very good bananas. A group of women in India is cultivating this banana for supply to Guruvayoor Temple.

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There is a temple banana in my wanted list. That is the real temple banana.
There is a large population of professional people from India here in San Diego. Many are enthusiastic gardeners and I have met quite a few through my local plant sales. Through discussions with these folks, I am convinced that there is not one "real temple banana" but several. Even in India you will not find agreement among peoples from the northwest, central west coast, central, south, and central east coast, and northeast. There are zealous people who duel over this question, particularly in the far south.

If you perform a google search targeting Tamal Nadu Agricultural University, you might come across a few articles describing the genetic groups of bananas found at various temples throughout the southern half of India (multiple types per site).
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maybe THIS is the REAL Ice Cream LOL !!!

I''m SURE it would survive at MY location
Musa Neymannan is the real Ice cream. They also called Ash banana or Chara Poovan. In Some time they use that in temple ..if there is no other banana is available.
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What do the cigar leaves look like? Any pink/purple on the undersides like Mysore? In this photo is looks pretty Mysore-y with the pink/purple petioles with black streaks.
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A customer of mine returned from India last month with an unexpected gift -- a banana pup from a Virupaksha Temple. She says it is a seedless banana.
That temple is not too far from Mysore.
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