The banana is an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa.In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains, in contrast to dessert bananas. The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness.
Common name: Japanese banana
Flower colours: Green, yellow, red, purple or brown when ripe
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 6 to 14 feet
Difficulty: Easy to grow
Planting and care
The banana is a perennial plant that replaces itself. Bananas do not grow from a seed but from a bulb or rhizome.
The time between planting a banana plant and the harvest of the banana bunch is from 9 to 12 months. The flower appears in the sixth or seventh month
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 56 degrees C (13 degrees C)
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Banana
- Bananas are not real trees, not even palm trees, even though they are often called banana palms. Bananas are perennial herbs. (Gingers, heliconias and bird-of-paradise flowers are distant relatives of bananas.