most northerly of all species of banana in nature, from the Ryukyu Islands.
Thus, possibly the world's cold hardiest banana. Has long, slender
leaves. Its flowering spike is very attractive, bearing edible fruit
(small and seedy) at maturity. The 16' to 20' stalks form clumps
eventually. Grows in full sun to half-day sun. Looks best if
given a deep watering every week during a dry summer.
(Feed with 5 to 7 Agriform
2-year fertilizer tablets at the bottom of the hole at planting time.)