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Musa Orinoco Banana (Musa )

Categorized as: Banana,Edible Fruit/Nuts

May 06, 2010 | 7093 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


USDA Zone 7a: to 0 °F
USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F
USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F
USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F
USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F
USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F


12-15 ft.
15-20 ft.

Light Exposure:

Full Sun
10% to 40% Shade

Growth Rate:


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