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Musa balbisiana - Sweet Banana - 10 Fresh Seeds

Musa balbisiana - Sweet Banana - 10 Fresh Seeds


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Musa balbisiana - Sweet Banana

This listing is for 10 seeds of this banana species from South East Asia.

A large banana, one of the parents of the cultivated banana and where much of the sweetness derives from. It produces large numbers of sweet bananas that are full of seeds (part of the breeding process for the cultivated banana was to eliminate the seeds). Producing numerous shoots, the individual pseudostems are robust, up to more than 6 metres high, commonly at least 30 cm in diameter at base, predominantly green or yellowish green, the upper parts of the leaf-sheaths often with black markings and the lower parts in age often light reddish brown.

The individual leaf blades oblong, up to more than 3 m. long, 60 cm. wide, green above, paler and more or less shiny beneath, midribs green or yellowish green.

It is hardy in Zones 9 to 11, so it can only really be tried outside in only sheltered, frost free locations. Elsewhere use in a container that can be moved indoors during cooler weather, or grow in a conservatory, sunroom or greenhouse. It can also be used as an architectural houseplant and is fast growing and tolerant of less than ideal conditions.

Full growing instructions can be found at this link.

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