Musa Montecristo

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Cultivar Name

Musa acuminata ssp. 'Montecristo'

Synonyms

Bungulan in the Philippines Pisang Masak Hijau

Pictures

TC Montecristo seedling 1 week after emergence from incubation

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(credit damaclese)

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(credit Yug)

=Description

Montecristo - fruit is still slightly green when ripe. Has relatively short shelf-life, and spoils quickly.


DESCRIPTION:

  • Genetic Group - AAA 2n=20

Origin

  • Date realized in trade - 6th century AD

Usage

Flowering

  • Time To Bloom - 26 months
  • Time To Harvest - 30 months

Cultivation

  • Mature Height - up to 25ft
  • Survival Zone -11 to 10
  • Fruiting Zone - 11 to 10
  • Cold Hardiness - not cold hardy (cold sensitive)
  • Wind - light wind
  • Sun - full sun up to 60% shade
  • Taste Description - sweet desert type can be cooked green
  • Personal Notes -
  • Growth tips - highly vigorous in growth habit needs high levels of water owing to its origins in the highly rainy climate of southern china and now Jamaica must be grown out doors do to extremely height not suitable for pots blows over easily requires good staking to stabilize plant from wind

Very sensitive to cold and can not tolerate any frost.

Known Afflictions

  • Pests -
  • Susceptible Diseases -
  • Resistant Diseases -

Research Notes

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

Members Growing This Banana

External

  • Sources