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Plantain 'Dwarf Puerto Rican' (Musa)

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The Dwarf Puerto Rican Plantain is a unique dwarf cultivar renowned not only for its compact size but also for its superior flavor and cooking qualities. Widely cherished in Puerto Rico, where it is extensively cultivated, this variety produces larger, softer, and sweeter fruits than most other plantain varieties. With broad, lush green leaves and a stout structure, the plant reaches a manageable height of 6 to 8 feet, making it perfect for smaller garden spaces and easier harvesting.

Characterized by its shorter, thicker trunks, the Dwarf Puerto Rican Plantain is remarkably wind-resistant and rarely topples over under the weight of its substantial fruit. This resilience, combined with its resistance to Panama Disease and tolerance to drought, wind, and colder temperatures, makes it an exceptionally hardy addition to any tropical fruit garden.

Historical Significance in Florida: The introduction of the Dwarf Puerto Rican Plantain to Florida's agricultural scene marks a significant milestone. Brought by the legendary fruit hunter and collector, Bill Whitman, in 1950, it was the first rare fruit he introduced in the state. Whitman's pioneering efforts helped establish this plantain variety as a staple in Florida's tropical fruit landscape. We’re sow glad for this addition, as it has enriched the diversity and resilience of local agriculture.

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    Ordered on 02/29 and arrived today in great condition! No damage or mess what so ever, thank you so much for the people who prepped and packaged my new plant with lots of love and care : Pedro,Chris & April 🩷

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