Musa sikkimensis 'Bengal Tiger'

Bengal Tiger Sikkim Banana

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Item #: 9326

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 168" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Himalayan Mountains

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L)

We are thrilled to offer this splendid form of the winter hardy Musa sikkimensis, hailing from the high montane forests of the northeast Himalayas. Musa 'Bengal Tiger' (a selection from the less colorful Musa 'Red Tiger' strain) forms a 14' tall specimen with dark green leaves, heavily splotched red on the front and emerging solid red on the back. Each seedling has been selected for good red color since the amount of red can vary dramatically from plant to plant. To say the fruit from Musa sikkimensis is edible is like saying that most remote Himalayan bathrooms are comfortable...both have an aroma, but that's about it.