Musa 'Ice Cream' fruit

Musa ‘Ice Cream’ fruit

is a species of banana from which the fruit has the consistency and taste of vanilla ice cream.

It is a fast grower, blooms after 1.5 to 2 years and fruits easily.

It is a hybrid between Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana.

Description:

This banana can reach a height of 4-6 m. Its growth is fast: up to 2 m in one year, even in pots.

Its thick trunk and well anchored root system makes it very wind resistant .

The leaves are silvery green.

The inflorescence has fuchsia colored bracts.

The bunch is relatively small: only 7-9 hands of bananas. Bananas measure 18-22 cm long. Before maturity, the fruit has a silver-blue skin. At maturity, the fruit skin turns This banana can reach a height of 4-6 m. Its growth is rapid : up to 2 m in one year, even in pots.

Its thick trunk and well anchored root system makes it very wind resistant .

The leaves are silvery green .

The inflorescence bears fuchsia colored bracts .

The train is relatively small , with only 7-9 hands of bananas. Bananas measure 18-22 cm long . Before maturity, the fruit has a silver-blue skin. At maturity , the fruit skin turns canary yellow. The flesh is creamy white, edible and tastes like vanilla ice cream. The fruit can be eaten fresh or cooked.

Flowering occurs after 15-24 months, fruiting takes about 6 months.

Synonyms:

Musa acuminata × balbisiana (ABB Group) ‘Ice Cream’, Musa ‘Blue Java’, Ney Mannan, Krie, Cenizo

Musa 'Ice Cream'

Musa ‘Ice Cream’

Origin:

Indo-Malayan region to the north of Australia

Hardiness:

USDA zone 9-11, -2 °C



Care:

Soil:

Rich and moist

Exposure:

Sun

Musa 'Ice Cream' inflorescence

Musa ‘Ice Cream’ inflorescence

Water:

Keep moist

Fertilizer:

Fertilize weekly during growing season

Propagation:

From suckers, suckers freely

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