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Old 04-17-2011, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since I'm rather new to bananas in general, I wanted to know if you banana 'experts' could tell me if the cultivar 'Siam Ruby' has edible fruit or not. Tks.

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Old 04-17-2011, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im no expert this is what the wiki says
Found in the wild in Indonesia, but research indicated that it originated in Papua New Guinea it is almost certainly a wild subspecies of Musa acuminata, such as M. acuminata ssp. Tapo or something similar. Flamboyant paddle-shaped, dark ruby-red leaves with random flecks of chartreuse green-yellow and in rare cases white and bright pinks. Leaves are typically held at a slightly higher angle than most Musa plants. Has been reported to reach heights of 8 to 10 feet at maturity, and in cultivation has survived in zones 9 and 10 preferring a higher than average level of heat and humidity - constant temps above 90 being ideal. It is reported to be of a sweet and unseeded nature but to date no verified data has been published to support this statement. Most data comes from observations posted on Bananas.org by its members which is unscientific in nature having no known studies published at this time.
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...It is reported to be of a sweet and unseeded nature but to date no verified data has been published to support this statement. Most data comes from observations posted on Bananas.org by its members which is unscientific in nature having no known studies published at this time.
Thanks cherokee_greg . I did read that, but I was hoping to get the word from someone that has personally grown one.

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Yug, Here is a thread from Gabe too. He is our resident expert on all things banana!

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