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Old 10-17-2010, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody growing African Red? There is a huge mat at out Botanical Gardens, and I was hoping to collect some seed. From what I could see it doesn't look like there is anything forming inside fruit, but it's still early.

All wiki says is "Musa 'African Red' is a hybrid of unknown origin, definitely not a wild species."

Can anybody add anything new?

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It is possibly a hybrid with M. sanguinea, but really not much is known about its origins. From what I have observed it is completely sterile both female and male.
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