Red Dacca produces crops of small, very sweet bananas that have a creamy texture on a dwarf growing plant. The skin changes from burgundy to orange as they ripen and the flesh is pale orange-pink. Bananas require deep, rich soil which is well drained in a position which is in full sun for most of the day. A position close to a north facing wall is ideal. Protect from cold winds and frost, however Red Dacca performs well in cooler temperate climates.
|Size — 200mm|
|Growth Width — 2m|
|Growth Height — 3m|
|Fruiting Period — Summer, Autumn|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Incorporate planting compost such as Active 8, 50:50 with existing soil at time of planting, and water with Harvest once a week for the first 6 weeks. Keep well mulched.
Water deeply until established for the first 6 to 8 weeks.
Cut entire plant down to ground level once leaves have yellowed.