Who doesn’t know bananas? We are sure if all readers no one answered no. Must also memorize the types of bananas such as Ambon bananas, milk bananas, plantains, kepok bananas, mas bananas, and many other types of bananas.
Banana is a fruit that is found in almost all corners of Indonesia. Trees also grow everywhere, on the roadside, on the river bank, in the yard, in the garden, to forest bushes.
The taste of the fruit is delicious and sweet, and the price is affordable, making bananas loved by all levels of society. Moreover, banana tree cultivation is not complicated, so it makes people interested in planting it.
Terms of Planting Banana Trees
Although easy to cultivate, there are several things that must be considered so that banana trees can grow well. A few of them:
Planted in areas with a tropical climate both in the highlands and in the lowlands with a maximum altitude not exceeding 1600 meters above sea level. But there are also those who say, banana trees can still grow at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level.
For planting media, bananas can still grow even in less fertile soil. However, good soil is soil that contains loam and a little gravel and is well cultivated. Avoid in waterlogged soil.
For the tree nursery itself, there are two ways to get quality seeds, namely by taking seeds from banana plant saplings and seedlings in the form of shoots on the hump or better known as ‘bits’.
How to take care of a banana tree to bear big fruit
Then, to get a banana tree that bears large fruit, care must be taken starting from land preparation, planting, banana trees, maintenance, to harvest time. Previously we have discussed How to Grow Banana Trees. For that we provide tips and tricks on how to care for banana trees so that they bear big fruit.
The steps that must be taken so that the banana tree bears large fruit include:
The soil should be free of weeds or grass. This is done so that nothing inhibits the growth of banana seedlings that will be planted later. Then make a hole with a size of 60 cm x 60 cm, with a height of half a meter with a distance between holes of about 3 to 4 meters.
The distance is given so that later bananas can grow well. Don’t forget before inserting the seeds into the hole, you must give 2-3 cans of manure first about 1-2 weeks before planting.
Seed preparation and planting process
For beginners, it is recommended to get seeds by taking banana seeds that grow around ripe bananas. Because this is the easiest way to get banana tree seeds. Unless you know how to get seeds by taking saplings from banana feed, go ahead!
The planting process itself should be done at the beginning of the rainy season, although planting banana seedlings in the dry season is okay. As long as you don’t forget to water it, especially at the beginning of planting.
If you want your banana tree to bear fruit, fertilization is the thing to do. One month after the pods are planted, fertilize the trees with a mixed dose of 250 grams of Za, 100 grams of DS, and 150 grams of ZK per plant. Give fertilizer regularly with a span of 3 months. The important thing to note is that fertilization is done by soaking it in a circle around the tree.