Musa Dwarf Red

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'Dwarf Red'

Synonyms

Musa Rubra

Macaboo banana

Dwarf red

Dwarf Jamaican red

Cuban red

Carribean red

Indio

Colorado

Johnson

Red dacca

Pictures

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Description

One of many red-skinned banana cultivars. This one stays short and takes up little space. Most red bananas are much esteemed for good tasting fruit and this one is no exception. This cultivar also has red pseudostems. A favorite small banana, the red bananas take longer to ripen than most. 'Dwarf Red' is a strong, vigorous Musa. The skin should be almost black before it is ripe enough to eat. The fruit has a brilliant reddish purple skin and a soft orange pulp. It is a dependable producer and its strong leaf texture makes it resistant to the wind.. The trunk is red and the midrib of the leaf is reddish-purple. The fruit is sweet with a custard like texture.

  • Genetic Group - AAA

Origin

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Usage

Desert banana

Flowering

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Cultivation

  • Mature Height - 6-8 feet
  • Survival Zone - 8-9
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  • Wind - Wind resistant
  • Sun - Full sun is fine.
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Known Afflictions

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Research Notes

  • Links to useful discussion threads in the forum:

Dwarf Red Vs Green Dwarf Red

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Members Growing This Banana

External

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