Musa acuminata is a PERENNIAL growing to 3 m . It is hardy to zone 9 and is frost tender. The species is hermaphrodite . Suitable for: light , medium and heavy soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic soils. It can grow in semi-shade or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
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Agroforestry Services: Crop shade Global Crop Industrial Crop: Fiber Management: Managed Multistem Other Systems: Dyke-pond Other Systems: Homegarden Other Systems: Multistrata Staple Crop: Basic Starch Requires a sunny sheltered position in a well-drained fertile soil with a pH between 6 and 7.5. This species is able to tolerate light frosts, but it requires a very sheltered position. Another report says that it requires a minimum winter temperature of 10°c and no lower than 18°c when the fruit is ripening. Wild plants are diploid and bear fruits containing numerous seeds making them inedible. Cultivated plants are triploid and bear seedless, edible fruits;such plants have been called M. acuminata ‘Dwarf Cavendish’ .