Musa - Knowledgebase Question

Portola Valley, CA
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Question by tcduran
October 16, 2005
I just bought your Musa

Answer from NGA
October 16, 2005
If you want an edible banana, Musa Belle is the right plant. Musa Banana "Belle"
is a relatively cold resistant fruiting type that can be eaten fresh or cooked. (Heating briefly releases more flavor in the cooking types.) It grows to about 12 feet tall or can be clipped shorter. This plant prefers sun and rich, well drained soil. For best results feed and water regularly. "Belle" grows the first year and bears fruit the second. It produces large, very sweet, good quality fruit that are orange inside. Belle is wind resistant so the leaves won't tatter as much as they can on some musa plants. Enjoy!

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