[nafex] Temperate banana.

J. Rosano II GIANNI-2 at prodigy.net
Fri Jun 2 09:14:58 EDT 2000


Hi Dr. Parmar:

There are a few banana's in the "Musa" family that do exhibit resistance
to cold or can be heavily
mulched/caged then mulched...allowing the plant to ward of frost within
the trunk section.
The "Basjoo" which can reach 10 to 15 feet, has fibrous apple banana's/w
black seeds, more of a 
novelty rather than a food crop however the leaves and stalk are used in
China to make rope.
The Lasiocarpa is another, then the dwarf and King Cavendish.
All these Musa's do exhibit some tolerance to cold but do require
protection in colder areas.
Could you please describe your variety in more detail in order to have a
better comparison?

Best wishes,

John
NH, Z-5,a/b
> "Dr. Chiranjit Parmar" wrote:
> 
> Dear Nafexers,
>  
> Is any of you aware of a variety of banana which can grow in the
> colder regions even experiencing mild snow fall during the winter,
> which is otherwise area for peach, plum or apricots.
>  
> Has any such introduction been made in the United States?
>  
> Kindly let me know.
>  
> Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
> Horticultural Consultant on Lesser Known Plants
> 186/3 Jail Road
> Mandi  HP  175 001. 
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