Musa Super Dwarf Cavendish

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'Super Dwarf Cavendish'

Synonyms

Musa Acuminata "Novak" "Druiting Drawf" Musa tropicana

Musa 'dwarf chyla'

Bananarama

SDC

Pictures

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Description

The Dwarf Cavendish banana is a cultivar descended from the banana cultivar group of commercial produce, the Cavendish. They are often grown as houseplants and produce slightly smaller edible bananas than other Cavendish cultivars. The name 'Dwarf Cavendish' is in reference to the height of the pseudostem, not the fruit (which are medium sized). Young plants have maroon or purple blotches on their leaves but quickly lose them as they mature. It is one of the most commonly planted banana varieties from the Cavendish group, and the main source of commercial Cavendish bananas along with Grand Nain. Musa 'tropicana' and 'novak' are similar.

Dwarf Cavendish plants grow up to a height of only 6 – 8 ft (1.8 - 2.4 m). The leaves are broad with short petioles. Its shortness makes it stable, wind-resistant, and easier to manage. This, in addition to its fast growth rate, makes it ideal for plantation cultivation. An easily recognizable characteristic of this cultivar is that the male bracts and flowers are not shed.

The fruits of the Cavendish bananas range from about 15 to 25 cm in length, and are thin skinned. Each plant can bear up to 90 fingers. Reference: Wiki.org Dwarf Cavendish banana

  • Genetic Group -

AAA, Eumusa

Origin

China

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Usage

Flowering

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Cultivation

  • Mature Height - 6 – 8 ft (1.8 - 2.4 m Grows to 3’ in container - Logees
  • Survival Zone - Hardy to Zone 9 and higher for outdoors. Logees
  • Fruiting Zone - Full or partial sun, grows to 3’ in container, minimum temperature 40° for indoors, intermittent bloomer. - Logees
  • Cold Hardiness - Minimum temperature 40° for indoors. - Logees best above 60° outdoors for active growth.
  • Wind - Its shortness makes it stable and wind-resistant. Wiki.org
  • Sun - Full or partial sun. - Logees
  • Taste Description - Similar to a common supermarket banana but a little smaller.
  • Personal Notes - A great starter variety for new Banana growers. A heavy feeder.
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Known Afflictions

  • Pests - Spider mites under dry conditions.
  • Susceptible Diseases - Normal root and leaf disease associated with excessive moisture.
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Research Notes

  • Typical Price Range - $5 USD

Members Growing This Banana

External

  • Sources

en.wikipedia.org Dwarf Cavendish banana

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