CASSABANANA - BRAZILIAN GIANT
Botanical Name: Sicana odorifera
A large fruiting selection of cassabanana. The fruit has a delicious, melon-like taste when it is ripe, which needs high temperatures to ripen. The sweet, aromatic, yellow-to-orange flesh of the mature fruit is eaten raw or made into preserves, pulp makes a refreshing drink. The immature fruit can be cooked as a vegetable. The fast-growing, fleshy vine can reach 15 m or more in height, climbing with four-part adhesive tendrils The large, hairy, lobed leaves grow to 30 cm in width. It needs good drainage to grow well, and does well on an acidic mix of sand or perlite and rich compost. Caution - Seeds are poisonous.
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Perennial Vegetables (#PerennialVegetables)
Learn About Climate Zones
Learn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
QLD, WA, NSW Banana Zone
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Customer Comments on Cassabanana - Brazilian Giant
Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Cassabanana - Brazilian Giant Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum
Cassabanana - Brazilian Giant
This plant is awesome!! I got two from Daleys and one makes ORANGE fruit (like the photo) and the other makes PURPLE fruit. Wow. It grows really well in the summer conditions here on the Sunshine Coast of QLD. Definitely needs a trellis to climb | Kevin Redd - Kiels Mountain, QLD 16-Jan-2017
Create Your Own My Edible Backyard Page and your feedback will appear here.