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Pink Fruiting Banana (Musa Veluntina)

Categorized as: Banana

May 06, 2010 | 36587 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