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Musa balbisiana
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Musa balbisiana

Family: Musaceae   

Common Name: Sweet Banana

Scientific Synonymy:
Musa balbisiana var. andamanica

Common Synonymy:

Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a     View the UK and US zone maps

Musa balbisiana Information

A smallish banana from North-east India. The small sweet fruit are edible but loaded with seeds.

General Information:
There is a subspecies found in the known as Musa balbisiana var. andamanica. However, this is much less hardy to cold.


Native to

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Distribution Information currently being revised!

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