Musa acuminata × Musa balbisiana

COMMON NAME

Apple banana, silk banana, Manzana banana

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Musaceae

NOTES

A triploid hybrid banana cultivar, Latundan banana plants typically reach a height of 10 to 13 feet. The flowers are yellow, purple, or ivory in color. The fruits are round-tipped with thin yellow skin that splits once fully ripe. They are smaller than the Lacatan cultivar and the commercially dominant Cavendish bananas. They have a slightly acidic, apple-like flavor. In older classifications, the Latundan cultivar was once the plant referred to as Musa sapientum. It has since been discovered that Musa sapientum is actually a hybrid cultivar of the wild seeded bananas Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata and not a species.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Southeast Asia and the Philippines

NATIVE HABITAT

Wet tropical climates

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

wikipedia.org



Musa acuminata × Musa balbisiana