Musa Saba

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Cultivar Name

Musa Saba

Synonyms

Pisang Kepok Kluai Hin

Pictures

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(credit Rmplmnz)

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(credit pitangadiego)

More Saba photos here in the gallery

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(credit Gabe15)

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(credit Gabe15)

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(credit Dombo)

Description

This banana comes to us from the Philippines. There it is commonly cooked and eaten as a staple. The plant is very large and sturdy. It can grow to 25 feet and is very tolerant to cold and resistant to wind. The trunk can be as thick as 24 inches, but in the tropics the trunk can go as big as 3 feet. It is of a dark green color and can be used for shade. This banana is totally dominant in every respect over all other bananas. The fruit is three inches long and one inch wide. Ripe fruits can be cooked into various desserts. Makes excellent tostones. The male flower can be cooked too and used as vegetable or enchilada.

  • Genetic Group - BBB

Origin

Philippines

  • Date realized in trade -

Usage

Flowering

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  • Time To Harvest -

Cultivation

  • Mature Height -

17-25 feet

  • Survival Zone -

8-9

  • Fruiting Zone -
  • Cold Hardiness -

Good cold tolerance

  • Wind -

Wind tolerant

  • Sun -

Full sun no less than 30% shade Grows best over 65F

  • Taste Description -
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  • Growth tips -

Soil must have a good water holding capacity

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

  • Sources