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Musa acuminata

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Banana is part of the Musa genus and its scientific name is Musa acuminata. The acuminata part of this plant's botanical name means 'tapering to a point (long)'.

Banana are not same as Plantain (Plantain generally used for cooking)

It is an edible fruit and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater).

Banana normally grows to a mat-forming habit.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Banana have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Banana

See our list of companion Plants for Banana to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Banana from seed

Transplanting Banana

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Other names for Banana


Musa acuminata Colla

Latest Banana Reviews

  • This variety is a nice compact size and produces sweet great tasteing bananas. The fruit size will be between 3 and 7 inches. But be sure you have at least two of this variety.

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