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Musa sikkimensis

5th June 2009

A second species of banana that is showing some signs of hardiness, so I thought I would give it a try. Unfortunately a couple of really hard winters in a row have not helped the situation.

11th September 2010

Here it is looking its best, it didn't last. Early snow and a hard winter have killed it.

31st August 2019

Found in Bhutan and India, this is the banana that grows at the highest altitudes, up to 2000m in the Himalayas. It tolerates low temperatures but it really needs a hot summer to recover from winter damage. This one is a replacement for the one that died. There are mature plants growing locally that have flowered so it is just a matter of getting it established.