Musa Manzano

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'manzano'

Synonyms

Silk

Pisang rastali

Manzana

Ma

Sugar

Apple

Pictures

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Description

This plant is seedless diploid that is rendered so by bearing sterile female flowers. It is not produced commercially on large scale but is usually grown in backyards for family consumption. Its sub-acid flavor is reminiscent of a cross between an apple and a very sweet banana, which make a pleasing combination. It must be allowed to ripen fully before eating. The plant is quite hardy and will not be harmed by temperatures that are close to freezing. If frost is allowed to form on its leaves they will turn brown. The plant grows 12 to 14 feet tall and is mostly green colored with just a light margin of red.


  • Genetic Group - AAB

Origin

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Usage

Desert banana

Flowering

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Cultivation

  • Mature Height -

12-14 feet

  • Survival Zone -

8-10

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  • Cold Hardiness - Quite cold hardy, this banana may survive close to freezing temperatures.
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  • Sun - Full sun
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Known Afflictions

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Borers, grasshoppers and root nematodes

  • Susceptible Diseases -

Panama disease and black sigatoka

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Research Notes

  • Links to useful discussion threads in the forum:

Apple blooming pics


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Members Growing This Banana

External

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