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Musa acuminata

Botanical Name: Musa acuminata (AA Group) ‘Kokopo’

Common Name:

Kokopo Banana, Short-cycle Banana

Origin: Asia

Height: Up to 8’

Light: Full sun

Water: Keep moist

Bloom: Blooms 6-9 months from planting, once formed the fruits take 5-8 weeks before ready to harvest.

Comments: Kokopo is a very interesting banana in the the flesh of the fruit is high in beta-carotene and Vitamin A giving it a beautiful orange color! Be careful though as the fruit is fairly thin-skinned and easily bruised. Kokopo is a very short cycle banana so it can produce fruit in the same year that it is planted. The leaves and psuedostem have a nice pink coloration to them.