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Helens Banana (Musa sp. 'Helens Hybrid')
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This variety produces sweet edible banana fruits and can withstand low temperatures when kept at a sheltered place and packed with isolating materials.  

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2 days

€ 3,50
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Common name:
Helens banana

Origin:
Himalaya     

Minimum temperature:
-10 degrees Celsius

Description:
Banana fruits from your own garden? It seems to be working with this variety. Helens hybrid is probably a natural crossing of the Musa ‘Chini-Champa’ And the Musa sikkimensis, resulting in an interesting plant. The Chini-Champa has delicious, sweet bananas and the leaves have red veins and downside, and a red stem. The sikkimensis can naturally withstand low temperatures. The combination of the features of both species results in a relatively hardy plant that can produce delicious bananas even in a colder climate. Protect younger plants against frost, and make sure to pack older plants in isolating material when they are grown outside.

Germination instructions:
Sand the seeds with sanding paper and let them soak in lukewarm water for 48 hours. Thereafter the seeds can be sown in sowing mix. Keep the soil constantly moist by covering the soil with plastic foil or glass, and let them germinate in a warm spot. Germination can take some weeks or even months, and can occur as long as the seeds are hard.

Sowing time:
Whole year

Level of difficulty:
Intermediate

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Tomas - 13-07-2020 14:51

5 zaden...

De eerste poging 2 zaden in een potje gestopt. Ik had er geen verwachtingen van en stond dus vanmorgen te kijken toen een kleine kiem boven de grond was uitgekomen. Erg leuk en spannend wat deze gaat doen de komende tijd!

Remco K. - 14-03-2017 23:34

September vorig jaar zaden gekocht en in mini kasje in vensterbank gezet. Was hem zelfs tijdje vergeten gezien er maar niks tevoorschijn kwam en de grond was daardoor uitgedroogd. Maand geleden kasje weer veel vocht gegeven en vol in de zon gezet. En eindelijk na bijna 6 maanden steekt een banaantje zijn kopje boven het zand uit.

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