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Image of Musa (Cavendish, A A A Group) photo by: Grandiflora

Grandiflora

(Banana, Cavendish Banana)

Banana is one of the world's most important food crops. The Cavendish group is a subgroup of edible bananas. They are particularly popular as crops in the tropical Americas and the Philippines and are said to put forth nearly half of the world’s banana production. All have a moderate to short stature are typically broad leaved and produce lots of high quality seedless yellow fruit.

Like all edible bananas, its members have been long cultivated and are hybrids of Musa acuminata and M....

Image of Musa acuminata photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Banana, Edible Banana)

Edible banana is an upright, fast-growing, tree-like perennial with large flat leaves and long pendulous flower spikes. The flowers give rise to a large crop of edible banana fruits in hands on this native of Southeastern Asia and northern Australia. This large herbaceous perennial forms a clump of plants, each flowering and fruiting only once before dying.

Banana plants love warm fertile soils with consistent moisture. Full sun exposures are best, a long growing season is required to set the...

Image of Musa acuminata

Jessie Keith

Edible banana is an upright, fast-growing, tree-like perennial with large flat leaves and long pendulous flower spikes. The flowers give rise to a large crop of edible banana fruits in hands on this native of Southeastern Asia and northern Australia. This large herbaceous perennial forms a clump of plants, each flowering and fruiting only once before dying.

Banana plants love warm fertile soils with consistent moisture. Full sun exposures are best, a long growing season is required to set the...

Image of Musa acuminata

PlantHaven

(Banana, Dwarf Banana, Little Prince Banana)

This edible banana, ‘Little Prince,’ is a very dwarf selection of a species native to Southeast Asia and northern Australia. It is an upright, fast-growing herb (not a tree) with large flat leaves and long pendent flower spikes. The flowers give rise to a large crop of edible banana fruits in hands. This herbaceous perennial forms a clump of plants, each flowering and fruiting only once before it dies. The plant continually sends up new shoots, thus perpetuating the production of hands on more stalks.

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Jessie Keith

(Banana, Zebrina Banana)

The banana cultivar, ‘Zebrina’, is an upright, fast-growing, ornamental tropical tree-like herb with large, flat, green leaves that have stripes of maroon. The long, pendent flowers give rise to a cluster of small, inedible, maroon-colored fruits. This decorative, herbaceous perennial forms a clump of plants, each flowering and fruiting only once before dying, but it keeps on sending up new shoots to make new plants.

Banana plants love warm fertile soil with consistent moisture. Full sun exposures...

Image of Passiflora edulis photo by: flickr.com/elfpunk999

flickr.com/elfpunk999

(Edible-fruited Passionflower, Passionfruit)

Passionfruit is an evergreen, perennial vine native to southern Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. It is the source of commercial passionfruit fruit for juice, jams and the fresh market. Plantations for the large, vigorous, productive vines exist throughout tropical and subtropical regions worldwide including Brazil, Columbia, Australia and Hawaii. There are several different forms that differ in fruit qualities. These include the yellow-fruited f. flavicarpa and sweet-fruited f. edulis....

(Edible-fruited Passionflower, Passionfruit)

Passionfruit is an evergreen, perennial vine native to southern Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. It is the vine which produces the commercial fruit for the fresh market, juice, jams, and flavoring. Dark green, glossy, finely-toothed, lobed leaves are arranged alternately on angular stems. The vines climb by tendrils produced in the leaf axils (joint between the leaves and stems). Beautiful flowers appear most abundantly in the summer, but a few will pop-up year ‘round in warm climates. The complex...

Image of Persea americana photo by: Nancy Engel

Nancy Engel

(Avocado)

Buttery slices of ripe avocado on sandwiches, thick, rich guacamole, milkshakes and salads are just a few of the uses for the versatile fruit of Persea americana. Native to the area from the Rio Grande south through Peru, this tree has been cultivated for centuries. It is now grown worldwide in subtropical and tropical regions as a commercial crop, in home landscapes and orchards.

Extremely variable trees, avocados may be tall and erect to moderately-sized and spreading. The leaves...

(Avocado, Guatemalan and Mexican Avocado)

Buttery slices of ripe avocado on sandwiches, thick, rich guacamole, milkshakes and salads are just a few of the uses for the versatile fruit of Persea americana. Native to the area from the Rio Grande south through Peru, this tree has been cultivated for centuries. It is now grown worldwide in subtropical and tropical regions as a commercial crop, in home landscapes and orchards.

The famous ‘Hass’ avocado cultivar is a Mexican x Guatemalan hybrid. The medium sized fruits are oval...

(Avocado, Guatemalan Avocado)

Buttery slices on sandwiches, thick, rich guacamole, milkshakes, and salads are just a few of the uses for avocadoes, the versatile fruit of Persea americana. Native to the area from the Rio Grande south through Peru, this tree has been cultivated for centuries. It is now grown worldwide in subtropical and tropical regions as a commercial crop, in home landscapes and orchards.

The cultivar ‘Pinkerton’ is a Guatemalan strain. The large fruits are pear-shaped with a long neck. They have...