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Musa 'Picasso'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Musa 'Picasso'

Picasso Banana

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Item #: 3365

Zones: 7b to 10b, guessing

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 160" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L) ?

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Musa 'Picasso' is a name we gave to a previously unnamed group of hybrid seedlings from a cross of Musa laeterita x Musa sikkimensis. This is a new banana for us, grown from seed out of India, so we'll all experiment together. The leaves are a lovely green with dark purple streaks, while the back of the leaves emerge a nice cinnamon red. Based on the parentage, we would expect Musa 'Picasso' to be winter hardy to about 5 degrees F, but that's an educated guess at this point. If you're into hardy bananas and like experimentation, then Musa 'Picasso' is for you.