Banana - Pacific Plantain

Musa × paradisiaca

Pacific Banana Plantains ripening on the banana plant By Wei Wei Cui [All Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)

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A green, cooking banana that ranks as the 10th most important staple food in the world. They contain more starch and less sugar than dessert varieties. Can be boiled or fried until they caramelize and turn golden-brown, baked or grilled either peeled or unpeeled. The pulp is hard and the peel is stiff so has to be removed with a knife.
Other Names: Cooking Banana, Green banana


Specifications of Banana - Pacific Plantain

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

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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


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Banana Bunchy Top Virus Record of Planting Form to be submitted to the NSW DPI when you receive the trees,  if you live in the Tweed, Byron, Ballina or Lismore LGAs of NSW

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