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Musa acuminata 'Kokopo'


Musa acuminata Kokopo' is a cool short-season banana that is quick to produce its orange fleshed fruit. Great for cool climates.

Musa acuminata Kokopo' is a cool short-season banana that grows quite quickly producing fruit much faster than other cultivars with only 5-6 weeks between bloom and harvest, perhaps a bit longer in cooler climates though this is one of the best fruiting bananas for gardeners with not a lot of heat. Bunches of fruit can weigh 30 pounds. Additionally, it has orange pulp high in vitamin A and carotene which can be eaten when ripe or used in cooking.

Common Name: Banana - [Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Musaceae (The Banana Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: Yellow


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Light woodland and at forest margins


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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