Musa Yangambi

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'Yangambi KM-5'

Synonyms

KM-5, brieyi De Wild, Ibota

Pictures

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(credit Chironex)]

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(credit damaclese)

Description

  • Genetic Group - AAA

Origin

West Central Africa.


  • Date Realized in Trade

Yangambi Km5 was introduced by ARI-Maruku (Agricultural Research Institute) in 1995 in the Kagera region. In 1997, KCDP started multiplying massively this variety. [1]


Usage

Flowering

  • Time To Bloom

14-15 months

  • Time To Harvest

18-20 months

Cultivation

  • Mature Height

16-23ft. (10-12ft. based on observation in the Philippines)

  • Survival Zone

11 to 9

  • Fruiting Zone

11 to 10?

  • Cold Hardiness

9

  • Wind

resistant

  • Sun

semi shady to full sun

  • Taste Description

Dessert, mainly eaten fresh, excellent tasting fruit to 4 inches.

  • Personal Notes

This is one of a very limited type that has been successfully pollinated by a diploid banana and set viable seed.

  • Growth tips


Known Afflictions

  • Susceptible Pests

Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.)

  • Resistant Pests

Banana-root nematode (Radopholus similis)


  • Susceptible Diseases


  • Resistant Diseases

Black Sigatoka, a.k.a Black Leaf Streak

Yellow Sigatoka

Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD)

Fusarium Wilt, a.k.a Panama Disease (high resistance)

Research Notes

  • Links to useful discussion threads in the forum:
  • Typical Price Range -

Members Growing This Banana

External

  • Links


  • Sources

1. Yangambi Km5 Kagera Community Development Programme(KCDP), 1997. Retrieved 2009-09-09.