Saba Banana, Papaya Banana, Pawpaw Banana
Musa x paradisiaca 'Saba'

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

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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:

Mobile, Alabama

Fresno, California

San Diego, California

Apopka, Florida

Naples, Florida

Port Charlotte, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Pass Christian, Mississippi

St John, Mississippi

Cincinnati, Ohio

Conroe, Texas

Galveston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 28, 2011, markdeutsch from Pass Christian, MS wrote:

I planted a small start in my yard in Spring 2010. Did not mulch. Winter dipped one night to 15 degress F and 5 other times to 20 degrees F. In May 2011 it resprouted at ground level, and is now regrowing vigorously.

Positive

On Jul 20, 2005, Rmplmnz from Tampa, FL wrote:

The best banana. Great for tostones (fried green), plantanos (fried ripe), eaten fresh out of hand or microwaved (baked) for about 10/15 seconds then placed on top of frozen yogurt/ice cream.

Not to mention the plants are incredibly huge!!