Musa Praying Hands

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'praying hands'

Synonyms

Ripping

Pictures

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(credit Gabe15)


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(credit Rmplmnz)

Description

This produces perhaps the most unusual and distinctive of all banana fruits. Two adjacent hands of bananas are fused, giving the appearance of praying hands. This is not just a collector's item, the fruits are delicious ripe, containing a hint of vanilla flavor. When totally ripe, individual bananas can be carefully separated from each other. An excellent all-around plant with some wind resistance.


  • Genetic Group -

Eumusa, ABB

Origin

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Usage

Dessert banana, novelty

Flowering

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  • Time To Harvest -

Cultivation

  • Mature Height -

12-14 foot

  • Survival Zone -

8-10

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  • Cold Hardiness -
  • Wind -

Wind tolerant

  • Sun -

Full sun

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Known Afflictions

  • Pests -

Borers, grasshoppers and root nematodes

  • Susceptible Diseases -

Panama disease and black sigatoka

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Research Notes

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  • Typical Price Range -

Members Growing This Banana

External

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