Musa Rajapuri

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'raja puri'

Synonyms

Rajapuri Raja Puri Walha(?)

Pictures

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Description

The 'Rajapuri' is small at 6 to 8 feet tall. This plant that originated from India is a first choice for landscaping. The plant is totally green, has a very thick stem and stands up very well to wind. The leaves are wider than those of most bananas, growing up to 3 feet wide. It is the best plant to grow in marginal areas or where a grower does not intend to put much care into the cultivation of bananas. The heads of fruit are of moderate size with medium sized fruit. This tasty banana chokes easier than Orinoco. It is very cold hardy, and the leaves will not turn yellow even with a light frost. It will grow and produce even in the poorest soil. Not recommended for South Florida due to Black Sigatoka. The fruit can be used fresh or green.

  • Genetic Group -

AAB

Origin

India

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Usage

Dessert banana

Flowering

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Cultivation

  • Mature Height -

6-8

  • Survival Zone -

8-9

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  • Cold Hardiness General -

Good cold tolerance

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  • Wind -

Wind tolerant, the Rajapuri leaves do not get shredded very badly in strong winds.

  • Sun -

Full sun

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Known Afflictions

  • Pests -

Borers, grasshopper and root nematodes

  • Susceptible Diseases -

Panama disease and black sigatoka

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Research Notes

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Members Growing This Banana

External

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