Musa balbisiana var. balbisiana - Sweet Banana

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Botanical nomencltuara: Musa balbisiana var. balbisiana
Common name: Sweet Banana
Family: Musaceae

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An obscure but exciting banana native to India, Myanmar, Tibet, Sri Lanka and east to Papua New Guinea, Musa balbisiana is perhaps one of the progenitors of the commercial banana. It grows at some altitude so may tolerate cool conditions, but its main characteristic is its huge flower. As with others in the genus, rich soil is required for maximum growth, together with plenty of fertilizer and an adequate supply of water. Given these and some summer warmth, it is almost dangerously fast growing and can ultimately reach a height of nearly 10 m (33 ft.)

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