Musa Dwarf Puerto Rican

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'dwarf puerto rican'

Synonyms

enano común

common dwarf

Pictures

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Description

'Dwarf Puerto Rican' is a dwarf mutant plantain. The majority of plantains grow tall. 'Dwarf Colombian', Dwarf Costa Rican', Dwarf Cubano', 'Dwarf Dominicano', 'Dwarf Dominica', 'Dwarf Jamaican', 'Dwarf Puerto Rican', 'Dwarf Venezuelan', and 'Common Dwarf', are the exceptions. They are resistant to Panama Disease.

  • Genetic Group -

Origin

Puerto Rico


  • Date realized in trade -

Usage

Desert and cooking

Flowering

  • Time To Bloom - 12-16 months near Lake Okeechobee when started from tissue culture plantlets
  • Time To Harvest - 3-5 months depending on warmth.

Cultivation

  • Mature Height -

6-9 feet

  • Survival Zone -

8-10

  • Fruiting Zone -
  • Cold Hardiness -
  • Wind -

Wind resistant

  • Sun -
  • Taste Description - Starchy, the typical plantain you find in stores
  • Personal Notes - Bunch weights 25-30lbs near Lake Okeechobee
  • Growth tips - Spray bunches with fungicide to control cigar end rot

Known Afflictions

  • Pests -
  • Susceptible Diseases - Cigar end rot, Black Sigatoka, 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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