Soil and Climate

Soil and climate

    • Banana can be grown in almost all types of soil provided adequate soil moisture is available.
    • Deep well drained, loamy soil with adequate organic matter is ideal for its cultivation.
    • The plant has restricted root zone. It can grow well in slightly alkaline soils.
    • Though banana requires large quantity of water, it cannot tolerate water stagnation.
    • The optimum soil pH is 6.5-7.5.
    • Banana being a tropical fruit crop, adapted to wide range of climatic conditions.
    • It is grown up to an altitude of 1200 m from mean sea level.
    • The temperature range is 13-400C, but the optimum is 25-300C for getting good yield, Heavy storms, frost, low temperature (Less than 100C) or extremely high temperature are detrimental to plant growth which leads to abnormal or malformed condition.

Last modified: Thursday, 17 May 2012, 4:02 AM