Rhino Horn bananas
|Musa 'African Rhino Horn'|
|Hybrid parentage||Musa acuminata × Musa balbisiana|
|Cultivar group||AAB Group (Plantain Group)|
|Cultivar||'African Rhino Horn'|
Rhino Horn bananas, also called Rhino Horn plantains or African Rhino Horn, are hybrid banana cultivars from Africa. It produces strongly curved and elongated edible bananas which can grow to a length of two feet, making them have the longest fruits among banana cultivars.
Its official designation is Musa acuminata × balbisiana (AAB Group) 'African Rhino Horn'.
Rhino Horn bananas have the longest fruits among banana cultivars, reaching up to 2 feet in length, though they normally only reach lengths of 12 to 14 inches. They produce two to four hands per bunch.
Fruits of the Rhino Horn bananas can be eaten raw or cooked. They are also cultivated as ornamental plants for their attractive coloration.
Pests and diseases
- Root Nematodes
- Panama disease
- Black Sigatoka