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Musa x paradisiaca 'Saba'

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

One vendor has this plant for sale.

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Edible Fruits and Nuts

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive markdeutsch 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 Rmplmnz 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!!


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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