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Banana Varieties Grown In Different States of India

S. No
Banana Variety
Grown Areas
Dwarf  Cavendish
The duration of the crop is 11 months and produces bunch with an average weight of 20 kg, compactly arranged with 140 to 160 fruit / bunch
Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam, Nagaland and Meghalaya
Plants bear potential bunches weighing 25 to 30 Kgs each with good sized, slightly curved fruit
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Bihar, Jharkhand, Kerala and Maharashtra
Plants are medium statured and the crop takes 13 to 15 months to come to harvest with bunch weighing 15-18 kg each.
Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam and Mizoram
Exported to Gulf Countries, bunch weight varies from 8-15 kg having 30 – 50 fingers.  Fruit have a distinct neck with thick and green peel which turns yellow on ripening.
Kerala, Tamil Nadu
Under optimum crop management, it bears bunches weighing 20-24 kg each having 150 – 300 fingers,  it is distinguished from other cultivars by its pink pigmentation on the ventral side of the midri  of young leaves.
Tripura, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu,  Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kerala and Karnataka
Ney Poovan
First crop cycle in 12-13 months, bunch orientation is horizontal  and weight varies from 18 – 20 Kg with 150 fruit / bunch
Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Grand Naine
It is a medium to tall statured variety and is a heavy yielder with long cylindrical bunch. On an average is produces a bunch weighing 25-35 Kg and goes up to 60-65 Kg in crop duration of 11-12 months.
All over India
Red Banana
Elite banana cultivar and grown for red peeled delicious fruit of unique taste.  The plants are tall, robust ranging from 2.5 m to 3.0 m in height, produces bunches to tune of 20 – 30 Kg
Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala,  Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Fairly tall and robust, growing to a height of 2.5 to 3.0 m
Tamil Nadu, West Bengal,  Jharkhand, Odisha  and Kerala
Tolerance to drought. Salt and Wind, ease of cultivation and high productivity has favoured its commercial cultivation at larger scale in marginal soil conditions in South India. Takes about 16 months to complete first crop cycle with bunches of 25-35 Kg weight under optimum crop management conditions.
Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
Duration of crop is 14 months, average bunch  weight is 12 Kg and 6-8 hands with 80-90 fruit / bunch. 
Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu
The Plants are comparatively dwarf in stature with a duration of 13 – 14 months
Tripura, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala
Duration of the crop is 11 – 12 months, tall statured with 2.6 to 3.1 m in height and 50-55 cm circumference at the base.
Tamil Nadu

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