Musa Giant Plantain

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'giant plantain'

Synonyms

Banae cent livres

Pictures

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Description

The 'Giant Plantain' is rather slender and grows to a height of about 14 to 18 feet. The plant produces heads of long fruit with five to seven hands. The fruit are usually cooked rather than eaten fresh. The 'Giant Plantain' is not very wind tolerant but will grow well in protected areas.

  • Genetic Group - AAB

Origin

  • Date realized in trade -

Usage

Cooking

Flowering

  • Time To Bloom - 12-16 months near Lake Okeechobee
  • Time To Harvest -3-4 months depending on time of year and weather conditions.

Cultivation

  • Mature Height -

14-18 feet

  • Survival Zone -

8-10

  • Fruiting Zone -
  • Cold Hardiness -

Poor cold tolerant

  • Wind -

Not very wind tolerant

  • Sun -
  • Taste Description -
  • Personal Notes - Unstable bunch phenotype. 2 plants out of 75 reverted to French type bunch. Fingers reliably longer than 10" and a 2" diameter.
  • Growth tips -

Known Afflictions

  • Pests -
  • Susceptible Diseases -
  • Resistant Diseases - Less problems with cigar end rot than dwarf puerto rican plantain

Panama disease

Research Notes

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

Members Growing This Banana

External

  • Sources