Musa cavendishii
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Musa cavendishii

cavendish banana
canary banana

  family musaceae 
  genus musa 

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Genus  Musa Species  cavendishii Variety  Cultivar  Common names  cavendish banana   canary banana Family  MUSACEAE Specimen number  S9278 Data source  GrUnFr p27-31
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  8' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Above 40� F AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This very tender plant can only survive nighttime temperatures of 40� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is finger-sized. It has a classic banana texture and taste. There are many nutritional properties of merit in Musa cavendishii; for example vitamin A, vitamin B complex and vitamin C can all be found. Cavendish banana (sometimes called canary banana) is most commonly used cooked or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Cooked Nutritional value  Vitamin A   Vitamin B complex   Vitamin C Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts finger-sized Flavor / texture  has a classic banana texture and taste
Horticulture notes  Musa cavendishii may have originated from Southeast India.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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