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Pink Fruiting Banana (Musa Veluntina)

Categorized as: Banana

May 06, 2010 | 35796 Views | 1 Comments

Pink Fruiting Banana, Hairy Banana

Musa Veluntina is an ornamental banana with bright pink colored fruits. The plant is very attractive as a garden ornamental and its popularity is enhanced by its relative hardiness for a banana.

Musa Veluntina usually grow to 4-6ft high and 3-5ft wide. The leaves are quite large and can grow to 12-24". While not dwarf in form, this species generally remains quite small and can flower and fruit in just over a year from seed. The pink fruits are covered with thin hairs, hence its alternative common name, the Hairy Banana.

Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: Veluntina
Cultivar: None Identified

Musa Bordelon Banana (Musa )

Categorized as: Banana

May 06, 2010 | 6687 Views | 0 Comments

Musa Bordelon Banana Musa Bordelon was first discovered in the Louisiana town of Bordelonville. This cultivar slightly resembles Musa acuminate Zebrine, aka the 'Blood Banana.' Large ornamental foliage has maroon splotches on the upper surface and even more maroon on the underside. Musa Bordelon also grows taller so it has more impact than the Blood Banana. Readily produces flowers and makes seeded and inedible fruit.
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: None Identified
Cultivar: Bordelon

Dwarf Namwah Banana, Pisang Awak (Musa )

Categorized as: Banana,Edible Fruit/Nuts

May 06, 2010 | 6638 Views | 0 Comments

Dwarf Namwah Banana, Pisang Awak Dwarf Namwah, aka pisang awak and other names through out the world, is a group of lady finger bananas that produce large sized bunches of sweet delicious fruit; prized in the Indonesian areas as well as the U.S.
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: None Identified
Cultivar: Dwarf Namwah

Pisang Ceylon Banana (Musa )

Categorized as: Banana,Edible Fruit/Nuts

May 06, 2010 | 6687 Views | 0 Comments

Pisang Ceylon Banana Pisang Ceylon is a very fast and tall growing banana that many refer to as an improved 'Mysore'.
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: None Identified
Cultivar: Pisang Ceylon

Saba Banana (Musa )

Categorized as: Banana,Edible Fruit/Nuts

May 06, 2010 | 8004 Views | 0 Comments

Saba Banana Musa Saba originally comes from the Philippines where it is commonly cooked and eaten as a staple. The plant is very large and sturdy; perhaps one of the largest bananas we've ever seen (note John standing next to one in the photos). It can grow up to 25 feet and is very tolerant to cold and resistant to wind. The trunk can be as thick as 18 inches.
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: None Identified
Cultivar: Saba

Praying Hands Banana (Musa )

Categorized as: Banana,Edible Fruit/Nuts

May 06, 2010 | 8330 Views | 0 Comments

Praying Hands Banana Musa Praying Hands produces perhaps the most unusual and distinctive of all banana fruits. Two adjacent hands of bananas are fused, giving the appearance of praying hands. This is not just a collector's item, the fruits are delicious when ripe, containing a hint of vanilla flavor. When totally ripe, individual bananas can be carefully separated from each other. An excellent all-around plant with some wind resistance.
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: None Identified
Cultivar: Praying Hands

Musa Orinoco Banana (Musa )

Categorized as: Banana,Edible Fruit/Nuts

May 06, 2010 | 6103 Views | 0 Comments

Musa Orinoco Banana Musa Orinoco is the most commonly grown banana in South Florida. Musa Orinoco is a solid green banana that grows to about 16 feet. If it is crowded it can achieve 20 feet. The fruit is about 8 to 10 inches long and of an angular form. It is quite thick, up to two inches, and tapered at the tip. There is very little curvature to the fruit. The fruit can ripen on the plant without splitting. When ripe the fruit is very delicious. The fruit is often cooked when green either fried or sometimes boiled. Musa Orinoco is a hardy plant and withstands cold temperatures well. It stands up to wind well but must be supported when carrying large heads of fruit. Their fruit is sometimes called "donkey bananas".
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: None Identified
Cultivar: Orinoco

Dwarf Orinoco Banana (Musa )

Categorized as: Banana,Edible Fruit/Nuts

May 06, 2010 | 6435 Views | 0 Comments

Dwarf Orinoco Banana Musa 'Dwarf Orinoco' is a small vigorous banana plant that is solid green and has a thick stem. It is a heavy bearer of thick skinned fruit of very good eating quality. There is very little curvature to the fruit and the fruit can ripen on the plant without splitting. The plant is hardy and withstands cold temperatures and wind, but must be supported when carrying large heads of fruit.
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: None Identified
Cultivar: Dwarf Orinoco

Blue Java, 'Ice Cream' Banana (Musa Acuminata)

Categorized as: Banana,Edible Fruit/Nuts

May 06, 2010 | 11204 Views | 0 Comments

Blue Java, ‘Ice Cream’ Banana Musa 'Ice Cream,' or Blue Java as some call it, is a very beautiful, cold tolerant banana plant that's hardy to zone 8. It fruit is said to have both the texture and flavor similar to vanilla ice cream. This banana tree has beautiful large leaves and produces medium bunches of silvery blue bananas that are very delicious fresh or cooked.
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: Acuminata
Cultivar: Ice Cream

Yunnan Banana (Musa Itinerans)

Categorized as: Banana

April 27, 2010 | 6492 Views | 0 Comments

Musa itinerans Musa itinerans is a semi-hardy banana variety coming from high altitudes in China‘s Yunnan province. Must be well protected in winter to survive.
Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa
Species: Itinerans
Cultivar: None Identified

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