Musa Dwarf Namwah

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'dwarf namwah'

Synonyms

Pisang Awak

Dwarf Nam Wa

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Description

Also known as 'Pisang Awak' and other names through out the world. This group of lady finger bananas produce large sized bunches of sweet delicious fruit that is prized in the indonesian areas as well as the U.S. Somewhat sensitive to Panama Disease(fusarium wilt) The underside of a young leave is reddish-brown, turning green with maturation. The fruit from this variety has become popular in southern Florida due to demand from local tropical fruit brokers.

  • Genetic Group - ABB

Origin

  • Date realized in trade -

Usage

Dessert banana

Flowering

  • Time To Bloom - 12-16 months from tissue culture near Lake Okeechobee
  • Time To Harvest - 3-4 months depending on time of year

Cultivation

  • Mature Height -

6-7 feet

  • Survival Zone -

8-10

  • Fruiting Zone -
  • Cold Hardiness -
  • Wind -
  • Sun -
  • Taste Description - Very sweet, hints of vanila. Excellent cooked.
  • Personal Notes - Asian market exists for male flower bud. 4"-6" long fruit with a 35-40mm diameter.
  • Growth tips - Early debudding and deflowering can lessen problems with thrips.

Known Afflictions

  • Pests - Thrips
  • Susceptible Diseases - Panama disease, Cordana Leaf Spot
  • Resistant Diseases -

Research Notes

  • Links to useful discussion threads in the forum:
  • Typical Price Range -

Members Growing This Banana

External

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