Musa Dwarf Cavendish

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Cultivar Name

Musa acuminata 'cavendishii'

Synonyms

Klue Hom Kom

Dwarf Chinese

Pisang serendah

Governor

Enano

Johnson

Pictures

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(credit taylor_loves_bananas)

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(credit the flying dutchman)

Description

The most popular greenhouse banana, will bear bunches with over 100 bananas, each slightly shorter than the 'grocery store' varieties. It will grow to about 8 feet(10 feet outdoors in South Florida) and has a solid heavy trunk. Juvenile leaves will have some reddish-purple markings but later leaves will be all green. This Musa is a fast grower with great appeal to the mass market. It has a fair cold tolerance. It is also suited for indoors and is a good container specimen which is also decorative.

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AAA

Origin

China

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Usage

Dessert banana, excellent fruit

Flowering

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Cultivation

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6-8 feet

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8-9

  • Fruiting Zone -

9+

  • Cold Hardiness - my dwarf cavendish survived -3 C with little leaf edge damage and -5 C in dry ground with greater leaf damage however persisting cold will kill the plant to the ground. Other 3 plants died at -5 and another has only stem damage, hardening off extends the frost resistance of the stem. It seems an unreliable plant for colder we climates. Lodewijkp, the Netherlands

Experience in Florida has shown that D. Cavendish will die to the ground at around 27F.

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  • Sun - full sun, partial sun, shade, suitable for indoors
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Research Notes

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Members Growing This Banana

External

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