|Botanical Name: Musa acuminata (AA Group) ‘Kokopo’
Kokopo Banana, Short-cycle Banana
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.