Commercially Important Banana Varieties

 

 

 

Variety Name

Crop Duration

(Month)

Yield Potential

(Tone / acre)

Bunch Weight (kg)

 

Distinct Characters

Grand Nain(AAA)

10-12

40

25-30

Resistant to Nematode and Fusarium wilt,

Bunch weight upto45 kg with Agri Search Nutrient Management.

Poovan

(Mhaisur-AAB)

13-14

20

20

Tolerant to Nematode.

Gandevi selection(AAA)

15-16

36

40

Resistant to Fusarium. Bunch weight potential upto 65 kg with good management.

 

Uthyam (ABB)

(NRCB developed variety)

13

40

37-45

Tolerant to Sigatoka and Nematodes. Suitable for processing, can be taken as Ratoon crop.

Rasthali (AAB)

14-15

15

15

Fruit tasty, apple flavoured.

Karpuravalli(AAB)

14

22

25

Suitable for rainfed and saline soils, Good for processing,Can sustain adverse weather conditions.

Monthon(ABB)

10-11

18

20

Drought toleant, used as vegetable in N-E states.

Nendran (AAB)

10-11

10

10

Fruits long (20-25 cm), Pulp orange coloured.

Red Banana (AAA)

16-18

22

25

Pulp orange – yellow coloured, pleasant aroma, perennial.

Virupaksh (AAB)

14

12

14

Suitable for high altitude cultivation.

Pachanadan (AAB)

11-12

15

15

Popular variety in Tamilnadu

Ne – Poovan (AB)

12-14

20

16

Cultivated in TN, Kerala and Karnataka on commercial scale.

 

     As most of the varieties except Graind Nain, Gandevi Selection are susceptible to Fusarium, proper crop

management is required including soil management.