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Musa balbisiana

This is a wild banana with seed, the hardiest ancestor of most edible bananas. It is hardier to cold, wind and drought than most bananas. Fruits are edible but they are starchy and full of seeds. Fibres are strong and useful.

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This is a wild banana with seed, the hardiest ancestor of most edible bananas. It is hardier to cold, wind and drought than most bananas. Fruits are edible but they are starchy and full of seeds. Fibres are strong and useful.

The picture of the split fruit is taken from Wikipedia. It is : "Inside a wild-type banana" by Warut Roonguthai - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Inside_a_wild-type_banana.jpg#/media/File:Inside_a_wild-type_banana.jpg

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Musaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Plant type Herbaceous
Care Pot
Shape Perennials