Musa ‘Dwarf Red’ inflorescence & fruit

Musa ‘Dwarf Red’ is a relatively small but rapidly growing banana that produces red bananas with sweet orange flesh.

They have a red pseudo stem and midribs.

The fruits are edible but take longer to mature than other species of banana.

The leaves are thick and windproof.

Description:

This banana is rather compact, up to 2.5 m high. Growth is rapid.

Petioles, forming the pseudo-stem, and midribs are red. The leaves are green and rather thick, more wind resistant than other species of banana.

The fruits are red with a creamy orange flesh that tastes sweet. They must be harvested when the skin is almost black. Fruiting starts after 20-30 months, then the plant will produce fruit annually.

Hardiness:

USDA zone 8, -6 °C. However, it is recommended to overwinter at min. 10 ° C.

Soil:

Rich and moist

Height:

2-2.5 m

Exposure:

Sun, partial shade

Musa ‘Dwarf Red’

Propagation:

By suckers

Care:

  • keep moist
  • give universal liquid fertilizer once a week

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