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Banana Tree- Musa Acuminata
35.0 AED (-29%)
Botanical name:- Musa Acuminata.
|Scientific name||Musa paradisiaca|
|Temperature requirement||25-35 °C|
|Watering||Water everyday &keep moist|
|Pests||Banana aphid,weevils,thrips,scarring beetle|
|Pet friendliness||Not hazardous|
|Maximum plant height||300-500 cm|
|Potting mix||Potting soil/red soil/manure/perlite|
|Pot requirement||Good drainage&repot every 1-2 years|
|Nutrition||Apply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days|
|Pruning & training||Remove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears|
|Common color & season|
|Description||Banana is an important fruit of tropics. The fruit is recognized as the fourth most important global food commodity.This is the only tropical fruit which is exported in large quantities and is leading fruit in the international trade. Eve was said to have used banana|
leaves to covers her modesty in the garden of paradise. Banana is thus called apple of paradise. It is also known as “adam’s fig or tree of wisdom. It is used as staple fruit in most of the african countries and is used as ripe (table) or raw fruit (cooking). This fruit is available throughout the year. All the plant parts are being used.Banana can be grown in almost all types of soil provided adequate soil moisture is
available. Deep well drained, loamy soil with adequate organic matter is ideal for its cultivation. The plant has restricted root zone. It can grow well in slightly alkaline soils. Though banana requires large quantity of water, it cannot tolerate water stagnation. The optimum soil ph is 6.5-7.5. Banana being a tropical fruit crop, adapted to wide range of climatic conditions. It is grown up to an altitude of 1200 m from mean sea level. The temperature range is 13- 40 °C, but the optimum is 25-30 °C for getting good yield, heavy storms, frost, low
temperature (less than100c) or extremely high temperature are detrimental to plant growth which leads to abnormal or malformed condition.