Banana Amruthapani - Fruit Plants & Tree
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Banana (Musa sp.) is the second most important fruit plant in India next to mango. Its year-round availability, affordability, varietal range, taste, nutritive and medicinal value makes favourite fruit among all class of people. Apart from producing sweet fruits, the plants have many different uses. In fact, almost all the parts of a banana plant are useful. It is a perennial plant because it have suckers, which arises arising from lateral buds on the rhizome, take over and develop into fruit-bearing stems. It is good to grow in tropical and subtropical climatic regions wherever theRead More
Banana (Musa sp.) is the second most important fruit plant in India next to mango. Its year-round availability, affordability, varietal range, taste, nutritive and medicinal value makes favourite fruit among all class of people. Apart from producing sweet fruits, the plants have many different uses. In fact, almost all the parts of a banana plant are useful. It is a perennial plant because it have suckers, which arises arising from lateral buds on the rhizome, take over and develop into fruit-bearing stems. It is good to grow in tropical and subtropical climatic regions wherever the temperature range are in between 15ºC – 35ºC with relative humidity of 75-85%.
This Amruthapani variety are very special variety in banana as this fruit have very good flavour and fragrance which makes this variety differ from other variety. The fruit are sweet and smooth and the rind is thin and plant is medium in height. The fruit hands are larger in size.
- Easy to grow even in container/but direct in soil will be better.
- Do not plant in full shady areas,, wherever minimum 4 hours of direct sunlight are available will be good for growing banana.
- Keep 1-2 main stem and remove the extra suckers from portion of corm at an interval of 5-6 week. because this will give more strength to the main plant
Bunch covering is an important practice after the full hands opens, it protects bunches against cold, sun scorching, against attack of thrips and scarring beetle.
Removal of male bud after completion of female phase is necessary. Once the process of fruit setting is over, the inflorescence rachis should be cut beyond the last hand otherwise it grows at the cost of fruit development.
- Check top 2-inch layer of soil for dryness before watering, if found dry then only water it. On windy and hot days, it requires more frequent watering.
TEMPERATURE - Between 15-35 Degree Celsius.
SUNLIGHT - Direct bright sunlight with minimum 4 hours of direct sunlight is essential.
MAXIMUM HEIGHT - It can reach upto 5 meter (if planted in ground)
BLOOMING TIME - Flowering occurs in every 8-10 months, sometime 12-13 month.
FRUITING TIME - It starts fruiting 10-12 months after planting.
FERTILIZER - Organic Fertilizer once in 10 month.
INSIDE THE BOX
|1.||Banana Plant||1-2 Feet Height|
|2.||Growing Pot (Black color)||6 Inch|
**above specifications are for indicative purpose only, actual dimensions may slightly vary.
INITIAL CARE FOR 10-15 DAYS JUST AFTER RECEIVING YOUR PLANT
- Remove the Packaging Materials carefully.
- Press the soil in the pot & add additional soil(garden mix) if necessary.
- Maintain moisture in the pot, Do not over water it may kill your plant, so make sure that the soil should be dry between watering.
- Make sure that plants get enough morning direct bright light(2-3hrs) for 10-15 days & do not go for immediate transplanting (minimum 1 month)
- After 1 month you can transplant it into slightly bigger pot than the present pot or directly in the ground.
- Just prune if any branch of the plant is get damaged in transits. New leaves will come definitely.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Every, fruit plants vary in their fruiting time, depends on location, climate & age of the plants. Generally, Grafted fruit plants starts fruiting within 2 years of planting, where as non-grafted plants take more than 2 years. You can check the fruiting time of each plant in the plant description.
No, Majority of fruit plants are not delivered with fruits. But some grafted fruit plants can be delivered with fruits and flowers mostly Citrus, Guava, Star fruit, Fig, Ber etc. But it is recommended to remove the flowers during early days, so that plants can get more branches and physical strength.
Grafting is a technique where two plants part are combined together so that they can grow together. Most commonly seen in Mango. Air Layering is also a vegetative propagation technique where a plant is produced while it is still attached to its parent's plants. Commonly seen in Guava. Stem cutting is a vegetative propagation technique, where soft, semi-hard, or hardwood stem is cut with 2-3 nodes and used for the multiplication of plants. Commonly seen in flowering & ornamental plants.
Yes, the grafted fruit trees produce fruit earlier, than the non-grafted fruit plants.
These are some of the rare and new fruit plants and it's varities, which are not avialable everywhere in our country.
Remove the plant from its pot. Make sure to not disturb the root ball. Place the plant in a prepared pit(1x1ft) or slightly bigger pot than the current pot. Firm the soil around the plant with your hands. Water well till it drains out from the drainage hole.
In order to maintain the good shape of the plants, proper care should be taken from the beginning like the pruning of unwanted and diseased parts of plants, stalking to young plants, regular maintenance of plants.
In General, a grafted/air layered/hybrid fruit takes 2 years for fruiting, whereas seeded grown plants take 4-5 years of time for fruiting. But it may vary depending on the plant types.
In general if your soil weell drained, fertile and organic in nature, it will produce good quality fruit. Sandy-loamy is the most preferable soil used for fruit plants.
Size and taste of each fruit plants varies depending on the varieties. You can find more details about each fruit plants in terms of size and taste in the description of individual plants.
Initial first 2 years are very important to feed the plants with organic manure and fertilizers regularly. It is recommended to add organic manure or compost to each plant in every 3 months of time intervals. Do not go for Chemical fertilizers it will weaken the plants in future.
Plastic pots with drainage holes preferably work best as they are lighter to move around. Any other container which is light in weight with a drainage hole can also work to grow fruit plants.
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