Musa Dwarf Orinoco

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'dwarf orinoco'

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Description

A dwarf cultivar suited for small gardens and indoors. It is wind and cold resistant. This is the banana of choice for making tostones, it originates from the Orinoco-river valley of Venezuela. It will produce heads of fruit as much as 65 pounds. It has a triangular shaped fruit and it is actually half banana and half plantain. When fried it makes a great breakfast treat or serve them fried for dinner with black beans and rice. When ripe it turns gold-yellow and the banana is super sweet, delicious eaten out of hand, when eaten green it is like a vegetable. This is the most versatile banana of the lot.

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ABB

Origin

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Usage

Fresh, cooked, fried.

Desert banana

Flowering

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Cultivation

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5-8 feet

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7B-11

  • Fruiting Zone - unprotected p-stem CA zone 9


  • Cold Hardiness - unprotected p-stem CA zone 9
  • Wind - Good wind resistance
  • Sun - full sun
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  • Personal Notes - good pupper
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Research Notes

i have noticed that the dwarf orinoco will average only 5 feet tall. the fruit will not grow to the size of tall orinoco. its much smaller. _grower from southeast contl us

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Members Growing This Banana

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