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Is this a fruiting banana or non-fruiting?

Posted by coco-mut 9 (My Page) on
Mon, May 12, 08 at 10:43

I thought I posted a similar message somewhere here but I don't see it anywhere, as if it went into cyberland. I'll try again.

I have a banana plant that is a red banana, that's all it said on the pot when I bought it. Thru research I found that not all reds fruit. I know the Jamaican Reds do, I used to have some years ago but haven't for years so I bought a red banana tree and now am afraid that it might just be one for decor and not for fruit. Is there a way I can tell by looking at it if it's a fruiting banana or non-fruiting banana plant?

Thanks,

James


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RE: Is this a fruiting banana or non-fruiting?

James, I think all bananas get fruit. Wether or not their edible is another thing.

Dean


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RE: Is this a fruiting banana or non-fruiting?

Dean, thanks for the info. Seems to me that mine might be a non-edible variety. I think my banana plant is an ornamental variety. From my research I think it is. I doubt it's a Jamaican red.

Thanks


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RE: Is this a fruiting banana or non-fruiting?

James, look up Rajapuri. It might be that one. I't seems like it's readily available.

Dean


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RE: Is this a fruiting banana or non-fruiting?

Also, look up Musa sumatranan 'Rojo' AKA 'Blood banana'. Could be that one. It is ornamental and the fruit has seeds and is not considered edible (or edible quality).


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RE: Is this a fruiting banana or non-fruiting?

Thanks. I looked up Rajapuri and looked up Rojo. It resembles the Rojo more. I think it must be that one. I am going to pull it and transplant it somewhere else in the garden. I want to put some edible bananas in it's place. Too bad. I need to get a Jamaican Red, those are edible. Thanks.


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