Gros michel is a variety of Banana plant which is a member of the Musa family. Its botanical name is Musa 'Gros michel'. Gros michel is a variety of hybrid Banana plant .
The former major commercial variety before Panama disease wiped out the plantations and Cavendish was put into production to replace it. Gros Michel now only survives in Thailand where it is known as Kluai hom thong and in private collections.
Not recommended for growing in Southern Florida due to Panama disease being epidemic there.This variety is a Herb that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Gros michel normally grows with a tree-like habit to a mature height of 7.00 metres (that's 22.75 feet imperial).
Jamaica is believed to be where Gros michel originates from.
Gros michel Banana plant is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Gros michel have been kindly provided by our members.
Kluai Hom Thong, Big Mike