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Red Banana | Musa Acuminata "Red Dacca" - Plant

Red Banana | Musa Acuminata "Red Dacca" - Plant

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Musa acuminata 'Red Dacca' can grow up to 20 feet (6 meters) tall and its leaves can reach up to 9 feet (3 meters) long. The fruit can grow up to 9 inches (23 cm) in length.

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Red Banana - Plant

Musa acuminata 'Red Dacca' is a cultivar of the banana plant, known for its striking reddish-purple color on the fruit's skin. The fruit is medium-sized and has a sweet flavor, making it a popular choice for eating fresh or for use in desserts. The plant itself is relatively small, typically growing to around 6-7 feet in height, and is well-suited to tropical climates. 'Red Dacca' is known for its high yield and disease resistance, making it a popular choice among growers.

Features of Red Banana

  1. Color: The most distinctive feature of red bananas is their deep red or purple skin, which can range from maroon to brick red.

  2. Shape and Size: Red bananas are typically shorter and plumper than the more common yellow bananas. They are usually about 4-5 inches long and 1-2 inches wide.

  3. Taste: Red bananas have a sweeter and creamier taste than yellow bananas. They are also less starchy and have a slightly tangy flavor.

  4. Nutritional Value: Red bananas are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. They also contain antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients.

  5. Ripening: Red bananas may take longer to ripen than yellow bananas, and their skin may not turn fully yellow when ripe. Instead, the skin may remain reddish or develop brown spots.

  6. Culinary Uses: Red bananas can be eaten raw as a snack or used in cooking and baking. They are particularly popular in tropical regions, where they are used in a variety of dishes such as desserts, smoothies, and curries.

  1. Sunlight: Red bananas prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Place them near a window that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.
  2. Watering: Water your red banana regularly, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as this can damage the plant.
  3. Fertilizer: Red bananas are heavy feeders and benefit from regular fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer with equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, and apply it every 2-3 weeks during the growing season.
  4. Pruning: Prune away any dead or damaged leaves to keep your red banana healthy and attractive.
  5. Temperature: Red bananas thrive in warm, humid environments. Keep them in a room with a temperature between 60-80°F (16-27°C), and mist their leaves with water regularly to increase humidity.

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