Banana
Musa 'Lady Finger'

Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa (MEW-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lady Finger

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Deridder, Louisiana

St John, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Nov 27, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Just Fruits and Exotics: " From the Canary Islands comes one of the world's favorite gourmet delights, the Lady Finger Banana. Cold hardy and grows 12-15 feet. When ripe, this small, very plump, cigar-shaped banana is thin-skinned, crunchy, creamy and absolutely delicious. Zones 8A-10."