10 December 2023, New Delhi: It is a popular variety in Kerala where it is relished as a fruit as well as used for processing. Commercial cultivation of Nendran has picked up rapidly in Tamil Nadu in the recent past.
Nendran is known to display considerable diversity in plant stature, pseudostem color, presence or absence of male axis, bunch size, etc. Bunch has 5-6 hands weighing about 12-15 kg.
Fruits have a distinct neck with thick green skin turning buff yellow on ripening. Fruits remain starchy even on ripening. Nendran is highly susceptible to Banana Bract Mosaic Virus (BBMV), nematodes, and borers.
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