Musa Banana plants

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Musa Banana plants

Post by mushtaq75 » September 23rd, 2016, 2:16 am

1 Musa pisang jari buaya1-min.jpg
2 musa monkey finger-min.jpg
3 musa dwarf jamican red1-min.jpg
3 musa dwarf jamican red

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Post by mushtaq75 » September 23rd, 2016, 2:24 am

4 musa dwarf jamican red-min.jpg
5 musa red kru with red splashes on leaves-min.jpg
6 Musa red kru p-stem-min.jpg

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Post by mushtaq75 » September 23rd, 2016, 2:25 am

7 Musa dwarf jamican red on left side musa red kru on right side note musa red kru has bio red and green p-stem-min.jpg
8 musa Ae Ae 1-min.jpg
9 musa Ae Ae 2-min.jpg

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10 musa Ae Ae-min.jpg

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Post by mushtaq75 » September 23rd, 2016, 11:29 am

Hi Everyone

some of the musa names haven't came underneath the attachments, but here is what they are

1 picture musa pisang jari buaya

2 picture musa monkey finger

3 and 4 pictures musa dwarf Jamaican red

5 and 6 pictures musa red kru

7 picture musa dwarf jamican red on the left side and musa red kru on the right side

8 9 10 pictures musa Ae Ae

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Re: Musa Banana plants

Post by Izhar » September 23rd, 2016, 11:44 am

beautiful...

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Re: Musa Banana plants

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » September 23rd, 2016, 6:54 pm

Are they just ornamental?, Is the fruit edible?

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Post by mushtaq75 » September 24th, 2016, 2:16 am

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:Are they just ornamental?, Is the fruit edible?

Hi Muhammad

They are all edible varieties, in the UK they realistically only can be grown in a greenhouse.Musa Cavendish is the banana most people can relate to and eat, as its the most commercially used banana in the world, but there is a whole world of edible varieties out there 8-)

Musa Monkey finger is a tart sweet flavored banana, its called monkey finger because, when the fruit is immature and not filled it looks like monkey fingers.

Musa Dwarf Jamaican red, is a red skinned banana when ripe not yellow, flavor is sweet like custard.

Musa Red Kru is the strawberry flavored banana, a beautiful banana that has a bio green and red p-stem.

Musa Ae Ae is a rare banana that can not be tissue cultured, one of the reasons why it will always have a high price,needs acid soil ph 6.0 or less to show its best. fruit when immature has the same stripes as the leaves, the fruit can be eaten out of hand or cooked.

Musa pisang jari buaya is a sweet tasting banana.

Usda 9b is the minimum temperature for these varieties, i will be taken these when i get a chance to visit family in Dadyal Azad Kashmir, not
sure what zone Dadyal Asad Kashmir is though :roll:

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Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » September 25th, 2016, 8:35 am

They are all edible varieties, in the UK they realistically only can be grown in a greenhouse.
Yes, but only a few worth growing commercially.
Which in your opinion is the most cold tolerant and tasty banana.

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Post by mushtaq75 » September 25th, 2016, 11:39 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:They are all edible varieties, in the UK they realistically only can be grown in a greenhouse.
Yes, but only a few worth growing commercially.
Which in your opinion is the most cold tolerant and tasty banana.

The most cold hardy banana in the the world is musa basjoo, but is not a edible variety as it has seeds in the fruit, it can take temperature into the minus figures, the leaves will burn, but if the p-stem is protected it will regrow from there when spring arrives, it grows in cool climates while other musa wont, which is ideal for the UK for landscaping.

The hardiest Edible variety are Musa Rajapuri and Musa Dwarf Orinoco these are cold hardy, i have not tasted the fruit on these but they supposedly have a nice flavor.

Banana height is measured by the p-stem not by the leaves to get fruit in the UK, one would need a greenhouse 20ft in height, which just isn't viable.

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