Banana - Lady Finger

Musa acuminata

Lady Finger Banana or Sugar Banana Modified by cropping By Maksym Kozlenko [CC BY-SA 4.0] (Photo Credits)

The skin is thin and the flesh is very sweet. 12 - 20 fingers are borne in each hand with each bunch having 10-14 hands. Lady Fingers are best eaten fresh or used in desserts as they are much sweeter than Cavendish.
Other Names: Sugar bananas, Sucrier, Niños, Bocadillos, Fig bananas, Date bananas


Specifications of Banana - Lady Finger

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From Tissue CultureLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas QLD, WA, NSW Banana Zone

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Banana - Lady Finger Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 1y ago

ENGADINE, NSW, Australia

This tree has grown so quickly, initially 40cm tall in a 20L pot, it is now 2m tall in a 50L pot after 6 months.April 2019 - Planted in the ground in full sun and mulched with sugar cane.  Approx 2m tall.Fertilised with Scotts Organic Fruit and Citrus...

★★★★ 2y ago

SUNBURY, VIC, Australia

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2019All survived Winter, with some minor leaf loss. Trunks still look healthy. Blue Java and Lady Fingers doing the best so far. Looking forward to the warmer weather to see if I get any banana flowers this year. Still using pea straw, ...

Granny Mazz
★★★★ 3y ago


Continuation of a shoot given to me 30 years ago. 

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