Seed Industry

Banana Variety Safed Velchi Musa (A B Group)

10 December 2023, New Delhi: This is considered a good-quality fruit for table purposes and is cultivated in the Thane and Nasik districts of Maharashtra. It is grown under the shade of areca nut gardens in the South Kanara districts of Karnataka.

This variety is medium-sized with a slender yellowish-green pseudostem and can be recognized by the reddish petiole margin, large fruits, very thin and papery rind, and white firm flesh that is very sweet.

The average bunch weight is about 12 kg with about 150 fruits/bunch. The duration of the variety is about 13 months.

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