Musa Sumatrana (Rojo)

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==Description== ==Description==

Revision as of 18:06, 25 August 2008

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Species Name

Musa acuminata ssp. Sumatrana (this banana is not Musa acuminata ssp. Zebrina)

Synonyms

Rojo, Christmas Banana

Pictures

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(credit taylor_loves_bananas)

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(credit the flying dutchman)

Description

This is a plant grown for its attractive foliage only. The fruit is seeded and inedible. The slender plant grows 5-7 feet and is wind and cold resistant It is well adapted to container growing and when grown this way will only reach 3-5 feet unless grown in a very large container The stem is completely red. The leaves are narrow with green and red mottling on the top and solid maroon coloring at the bottom.

  • Genetic Group -

Eumusa, 2n=22

Origin

Sumatra, Indonesia

  • Date realized in trade -

Usage

Type ornamental, red fruit

Flowering

  • Time To Bloom -
  • Time To Harvest -

Cultivation

  • Mature Height -

5 to 7 feet

  • Survival Zone -

9-10

  • Fruiting Zone -
  • Cold Hardiness -
  • Wind -

Wind tolerant

  • Sun -

Full sun to no more than 30% shade Temperatures best over 65F

  • Taste Description -
  • Personal Notes -
  • Growth tips -

Soil needs a good water holding capacity

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