The young leaves of Banana Tonga.

The young leaves of Banana Tonga.

Tonga Banana Bunch ripening on the banana plant

Tonga Banana Bunch ripening on the banana plant

Banana - Tonga For Sale

Banana - Tonga For Sale

Leaf of the Banana - Tonga

Leaf of the Banana - Tonga

Banana - Tonga

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Tonga, or Hopa bananas as they are also known, are a hybrid banana with qualities of a cooking banana, when they are young and green, and of a fresh-eating banana when they are ripe and yellow. When ripe, they have thick, waxy, yellow skin and a bulbous shape with bluntly square ends. The flesh is then soft and sweet. These distinctive bananas are endemic to Polynesia, where they are valued as part of local cultural heritage. The tall plants are fast growing, though short-lived, displaying less resilience than newly bred commercial hybrid bananas.
Other Names: Hopa

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Specifications of Banana - Tonga

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

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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Extra Information

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

https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/1358683/Record-of-planting-BBTV-form-2021.pdf

 

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