Musa Velutina

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Species Name

Musa Dasycarpa

Synonyms

"Pink banana"

formerly known as "Musa Velutina"

Pictures

Musa velutina Seed

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Description

These small banana plants are typically used in the landscape for their ornamental appeal as M.velutina fruits are pink and fuzzy. However, more than an ornamental, the fruits are actually edible if you don't mind working around the seeds. They will peel themselves back when ripe as you can see in the above photo. If you catch them at the right time (you have only maybe a day or so to catch it when ripe, opened, and unspoiled), you'll notice the best flavor.


  • Genetic Group -

Rhodochlamys, 2n=22

Origin

  • Date realized in trade -

Usage

Mainly Ornamental

Flowering

  • Time To Bloom - 4-6 months
  • Time To Harvest - 1-2 months

Cultivation

  • Mature Height - 2'-5'
  • Survival Zone -
  • Fruiting Zone -
  • Cold Hardiness -
  • Wind -
  • Sun - Full sun / partial shade
  • Taste Description - Delicious sweet small fruits. There are many seeds, but if you want to work and scrape the flesh off the seeds with your teeth as you eat it, you'll have yourself one tasty treat.
  • Personal Notes -
  • Growth tips - Fast grower, fast to fruit, provide ample nutrition and water.

Known Afflictions

  • Pests -
  • Susceptible Diseases -
  • Resistant Diseases -

Research Notes

  • Links to useful discussion threads in the forum:

The Amazing Musa Velutina

Musa Velutina Experiment

  • Typical Price Range -

Members Growing This Banana

External

  • Sources