10 December 2023, New Delhi: Banana Variety Poovan (AAB) is also known as Mysore, Champa, Lalvelchi, Karpura, Chakkarakeli and Palavankodan. It is one of the major commercial cultivars grown throughout the country. It is a hardy variety, which can be grown on a wide range of soil and climatic conditions.
The crop duration is 13-14 months. The average bunch weight is 20 kg and it has 10-13 hands with 130-180 fruits/bunch. The bunch is medium-sized with closely packed fruits and has good keeping quality. The length of the fruit is 10-13 cm and the girth is 9-10 cm. The fruits are medium-sized with bottle-necked tips and the fruit skin is medium thick.
The fruits are acidic sweet with firm, yellow-colored flesh with a TSS content of 22-26° B. The male flower bud has multiple utilities including the pickle industry.
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