Botanical name:  Musa

Crown and root system:  This is a tall grass, capable of reaching up to 5 meters.  The plant is pervasive with a unique shape and large, impressive leaves, and can be used as a hedge.

Growing regions:  Areas that are free of frost.

Ripening date:  Summer months.

Planting in a container:  Cannot be planted in a container because of its tendency to spread all over its surroundings.

Recommended planting season:  All year round, except for cold months.

 Varieties sold at the nursery:
Grand Nain:  Considered to be the leading commercial variety in Israel.  It ripens at the beginning of the season and is characterized by its high and consistent fertility.

Good to know:
Bananas require maximum irrigation in order to yield fruit.

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