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Old 02-29-2008, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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5 pisang ceylons babies that came out of a 25 gal pot stuck in the back of my local nursery. Got it for $30 because they didn't know what to do with it. The mother plant had come and gone, and they never sold it. Does anyone know much about this species? I can't find too much on the net about it.
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Name: Pisang Ceylon
Semantics: Ceylon (aka Sri Lanka) Banana
Genetics: AAB
Subgroup: Mysore
Cultivation_Group: India
USDA_hardiness: 8.5
Height_Typical: 15 ft
Height_Extreme: 16 ft
Pseudostem_Color: rust
Foliage_Color: green
Sun_Requirement: full
Wind_Tolerance: excellent
Pup_Count_Typical: 4
Pup_Max_Height: 75% of parent
Rachis_Position: at angle
Mature_Peel_Color: yellow
Fruit_Usage: fresh
Fruit_Pulp_Color: cream
Fruit_Length_Average: 5 in
Fruit_Diameter_Average: 1.85
Fruit_Count_Average: 185
Panama_Disease: susceptible
Black_Sigatoka: susceptible
Yellow_Sigatoka: resistant
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks guys for the helpful information!!! Hear these bananas are one of top five the best tasting!!!
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Very tall, 14' or so, Very slender, fruit smallish, but very bright and fruity. Definite keeper.
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Very tall, 14' or so, Very slender, fruit smallish, but very bright and fruity. Definite keeper.
Great!!! Glad to know that I got a GREAT buy!!!! Thanks for reinforcing what I was told at my nursery!!!
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