Musa balbisiana 'Black Thai'

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Cultivar Name

Musa balbisiana 'Black Thai'

Synonyms

Thai black

Pictures

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(credit Chironex)]]

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(credit Kylie2x)]]

Description

  • Genetic Group -

Origin

Thailand

  • Date realized in trade -

Usage

Ornamental, producing seeded fruit

Flowering

  • Time To Bloom -
  • Time To Harvest -

Cultivation

  • Mature Height -

to 18 feet

  • Survival Zone -

7

  • Fruiting Zone -

9 and higher

  • Cold Hardiness -

reportedly to zone 6

  • Wind -

Very susceptible to damage by wind.

  • Sun -

Capable of full sun once established in-ground and acclimatised.

  • Taste Description -

n/a

  • Personal Notes -

In container zone 9 only protection was in an unheated plastic greenhouse. Pseudostem became mush down to soil level. In spring new growth is developing.

  • Growth tips -

Provide winter protection in zone 9 and lower.

Known Afflictions

  • Pests -

unknown

  • Susceptible Diseases -

unknown

  • Resistant Diseases -

unknown

Research Notes

Characterised by a thin pseudostem and thin leaves. Leaf sheathes become become nearly black in full su. A beautiful banana plant.

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  • Typical Price Range -

$19-30 and up dependent upon size. Available in starter plant size from tissue culture

Members Growing This Banana

External

  • Sources