Banana
Musa x paradisiaca 'Orinoco'

Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa (MEW-suh) (Info)
Species: x paradisiaca (par-uh-DIS-ee-uh-ka) (Info)
Cultivar: Orinoco

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

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:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fresno, California

Pass Christian, Mississippi

St John, Mississippi

Lexington, South Carolina

La Feria, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 24, 2009, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

This cultivar is among the tallest growing bananas, can reach more than 7 m tall . The fruits are angular (though the name square banana)and get more than 8 inches in length and are very thick. Plant with fruits must be helped with a support, otherwise can easily fall down. The taste of the fruit is more delicate compared to other bananas.