Musa Sumatrana (Rojo)

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-==Cultivar Name==+==Species Name==
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 +Musa acuminata ssp. Sumatrana (this banana is not Musa acuminata ssp. Zebrina)
===Synonyms=== ===Synonyms===
 +Rojo, Christmas Banana
==Pictures== ==Pictures==
 +
 +[http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=4326 http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=4326&size=1&filefix=.jpg]
 +
 +(credit [http://www.bananas.org/member.php?u=351 taylor_loves_bananas])
http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=2216&filefix=.jpg http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=2216&filefix=.jpg
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==Description== ==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 - *Genetic Group -
- +Eumusa, 2n=22
===Origin=== ===Origin===
- +Sumatra, Indonesia
*Date realized in trade - *Date realized in trade -
===Usage=== ===Usage===
 +
 +Type ornamental, red fruit
==Flowering== ==Flowering==
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*Mature Height - *Mature Height -
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 +5 to 7 feet
*Survival Zone - *Survival Zone -
 +
 +9-10
*Fruiting Zone - *Fruiting Zone -
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*Wind - *Wind -
 +
 +Wind tolerant
*Sun - *Sun -
 +
 +Full sun to no more than 30% shade
 +Temperatures best over 65F
*Taste Description - *Taste Description -
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*Growth tips - *Growth tips -
 +
 +Soil needs a good water holding capacity
===Known Afflictions=== ===Known Afflictions===
*Pests - *Pests -
 +
 +Borers, grasshoppers and root nematodes
*Susceptible Diseases - *Susceptible Diseases -
-*Resistant Diseases - +Panama disease and black sigatoka
 + 
 +*Resistant Diseases -
==Research Notes== ==Research Notes==
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===Members Growing This Banana=== ===Members Growing This Banana===
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Contents

Species Name

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

Synonyms

Rojo, Christmas Banana

Pictures

watermark.php?file=4326&amp;size=1&amp;filefix=.jpg

(credit taylor_loves_bananas)

watermark.php?file=2216&amp;filefix=.jpg

(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