Musa Orinoco

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'orinoco'

Synonyms

Bluggoe

Chato

Moko

Horse banana

Quadrano

Burro

Tall Cali Gold

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Description

This is the most commonly grown banana in South Florida. The 'Orinoco' is a solid green banana that grows to about 16 feet. If it is crowded it can achieve 20 feet. The fruit is about 8 to 10 inches long and of a angular form. It is quite thick, up to 2 inches and tapered at the tip. There is very little curvature to the fruit. The fruit can ripen on the plant without splitting. When ripe the fruit is very delicious. The fruit is often cooked when green either fried or sometimes boiled. The 'Orinoco' is a hardy plant and withstands cold temperatures well. It stands up to winds well but must be supported when carrying large heads of fruit. Their fruit is sometimes called 'Donkey bananas' An amazing banana that comes from Venezuela's Orinoco River Valley.

Origin

  • genetic Group - ABB

ABB

  • Date realized in trade -

Usage

Cooking

Flowering

  • Time To Bloom -
  • Time To Harvest -

4 month in Pensacola, FL

Cultivation

  • Mature Height -

9-12 feet


  • Survival Zone -

7-9

  • Fruiting Zone -

(Takes 12mon+ to fruit)

  • Cold Hardiness -

Quite hardy, Takes no damage till it freezes, below that the stalk survives well.

  • Wind -

A tall banana, so the leaves take some damage in open areas.


  • Sun -

Full sun/part shade

  • Taste Description -
  • Personal Notes -

Produces small bunches of fruit, but the flavor makes it worth growing. Likes constant moisture in the heat of summer.

  • Growth tips -

Known Afflictions

  • Pests -

Borers, grasshoppers and root nematodes

  • Susceptible Diseases -

Panama disease and black sigatoka

  • Resistant Diseases -

Research Notes

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

Members Growing This Banana

External

  • Sources