How to grow Banana?

  • Latin Family: Musaceae
  • Latin Genus: Musa
  • Ease of Growing: Moderate
  • Growing Type: Perennial
elongated, edible fruit – botanically a berry– produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants. Depending upon cultivar and ripeness, the flesh can vary in taste from starchy to sweet, and texture from firm to mushy. Both the skin and inner part can be eaten raw or cooked.

Banana History

Soil Preference

    How to care for Banana?




    Seed Viability: 


    Sun: min. 6 hours daily

    Summer Fruiting banana plants require temperatures that average about 80°F during the day and about 70°F at night. Constant humidity of about 50 percent and daylight around twelve hours each day are ideal




    Banana Types

    • Cooking Banana
    • Starchy and almost exclusively used for cooking. they are larger and thicker-skinned with three or four well-defined sides. When cooked they have a mildly sweet flavor similar to winter squash.

    • Dessert Banana
    • commonly eaten out-of-hand and in various desserts. When ripe, the flesh is moist, slightly sticky, soft, and sweet.

    • Ornamental
    • extra large, colorful leaves that can lend their growing area the tropical look of a mini-jungle. Most ornamental banana trees do not produce edible fruit, although a few develop small sweet edible bananas.

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