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Banana Tonga - Tube Stock (QLD ONLY)

Banana Tonga - Tube Stock (QLD ONLY)

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Tonga bananas also known as Hopa bananas can widely vary in size and shape, depending on the specific variety, and generally have a bulbous, cylindrical shape with squared, blunt, and curved ends.

The fruits range from elongated to squat, and the semi-thick peels are smooth, waxy, and rounded, with a few angular ridges extending the length of the fruit. Hopa bananas are edible in both their green and yellow stages, and in the center of the flesh, there is a line of tiny black seeds.

Green Hopa bananas have a firm, somewhat starchy texture that must be cooked to develop a subtly sweet, mild flavor with a creamy, dense consistency reminiscent of a potato. As the fruit ripens, the peel transforms into a golden yellow hue and displays dark brown spots, a signal that the pulp can be eaten fresh. Yellow or mature Hopa bananas convert starches into sugar, creating a soft and tender pulp with a sweet, neutral flavor.

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How To Grow Banana Tonga - Tube Stock (QLD ONLY)

Climate
Tropical, Subtropical

Position
Full Sun

Height
2-5m

Pollination
Self pollinating

Propagated
Tissue Culture

Time to Fruit
2-3 Years

Watering
Moderate watering with good drainage

Harvest
All Year

Frost/Cold Tolerant
Sensitive

Deciduous
Evergreen

Grow in a Pot
50-100l

Quarantine Restrictions
QLD ONLY