Musa Itinerans 'Gigantea'

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Cultivar Name

Musa itinerans var. xishuangbannaensis

Synonyms

Musa itinerans 'gigantea'

Pictures

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Description

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Origin

  • Date realized in trade -

Usage

Flowering

  • Time To Bloom -
  • Time To Harvest -

Cultivation

  • Mature Height - to 12 meters. Possibly one of the taller bananas, and can reach 30-40 feet in a frost free climate and 20 or more in a climate with regular frosts.
  • Survival Zone - Survives seasonal frosts at top end of range to 1200 meters ASL. May possibly handle zone 6b winters
  • Fruiting Zone - Unknown
  • Cold Hardiness - Unknown, but will survive seasonal frosts in home range. May be one of the more cold tolerant bananas. Possibly as cold tolernat as a Musa basjoo, but even more vigorous.
  • Wind -
  • Sun - Full to partial Sun
  • Taste Description - Unknown
  • Personal Notes -
  • Growth tips - prefers moist, fertile soil, grows in valleys or canopy openings.

Known Afflictions

  • Pests - unknown
  • Susceptible Diseases - appears to be unaffected per Hakkinen
  • Resistant Diseases - unknown

Research Notes

  • Links to useful discussion threads in the forum:

[1] Pups can be up to 5 meters away from the mother plant

  • Typical Price Range -

Members Growing This Banana

External

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