Gros Michel is the lost commercial banana of the past. It was the leading banana in the world but in the early XX century, diseases destroyed most plantations. These great "standard" bananas taste better than modern Cavendish types.
Gros Michel is the "lost" commercial banana of the past. Diseases destroyed most plantations in the early XX century. These great "standard" bananas taste better than modern Cavendish types, but Cavendish bananas became the main crop after the disaster. It easily bears large bunches of well shaped bananas.
Gros Michel survived in the small family orchards of the Canary Islands. It is still found in inland areas of Tenerife, where it is called "plátano de seda" (silk-banana). Other names of this Gros Michel cultivar are: Bluefields (Hawaii), Kluai hom thong (Thailand) and Pisang Ambon (Indonesia).
We ship a stout rooted sucker, not a potted plant. Your will receive it with the corm wrapped in a bag with moist perlite.
In spring, suckers may not have roots. In this case, suckers are easy to root if temperatures are kept between 20 and 30 C.
|Minimum winter temperature||10 ºC to 15 ºC|
|Flowering Season||All year|