Musa African Rhino Horn

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'African Rhino Horn'

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Description

This is a tall plantain with long, strongly curved fruits that give rise to is common name. The colorful pseudostem and petioles make this an excellent landscaping plant, but too big for most containers. This banana may be eaten ripe or cooked like other plantains. ‘African Rhino Horn’ has attractive foliage and can reach up to 20’ in height, making it a conversation piece.

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Origin

Africa?

  • Date realized in trade -

Usage

Cooking

Flowering

This banana cultivar may have the longest fruits of any banana; up to 2’ in length, an individual fruit may weigh as much as 3.5 lbs.

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Cultivation

  • Mature Height - 9-12' to bloom, can even grow up to 20'
  • Survival Zone - 9
  • Fruiting Zone - 9-10
  • Cold Hardiness -
  • Wind - Wind tolerant
  • Sun - Full sun to no less than 30% shade. Foliage growers should use 30%-60% shade.
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Known Afflictions

  • Pests - Borers, grasshoppers, and root nematodes
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Research Notes

  • Links to useful discussion threads in the forum:

http://www.bananas.org/f2/african-rhino-horn-blooming-pic-intense-5366.html


Members Growing This Banana

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