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Double Bunch Plantain Sucker

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We supply double bunch plantain suckers that were bred from high-performing parent plants and are reputed for rapid growth, early fruiting, and high yield potential.

  • A sucker is a lateral shoot that develops from the rhizome and usually emerges close to the parent plant.
  • The double bunch plantain suckers produce healthy fruits and conversely make cultivation profitable for farmers.

We sell in large quantities and we will be able to supply as much as you demand.

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Double Bunch Plantain Sucker

The offered product is a double bunch plantain sucker. A sucker is a plant growth that develops from the rootstock of a plant. A sucker grows from the base of the root of the plant at a certain distance away from the plant. Plantain suckers are high-yielding plants and disease resistant to bacteria, viruses, nematode, and fungal affecting banana and plantain plantations. They can adapt to a variety of ecosystems in Nigeria.

Plantain sucker

  • Farmers traditionally depend on the natural regeneration process of new plantain suckers to replace their plantain plants.
  • They often remove all the suckers on a mat, except for the ones selected to replace the mother plant.
  • However, with the advent of technology and other sophisticated techniques, planting and harvesting plantain suckers require fewer inputs and can be planted immediately on the field.
  • Generally, plantain requires 10 to 12 months from planting to harvest.

Considerations before planting suckers

If you are planting a larger number of suckers then it makes sense to think carefully and plan the layout of the new field. To do this, you have to take into account: planting density, number of trees, shade trees, the slope of the field, and windbreaks.

Planting density refers to the number of trees you plant in a given area.

The planting density is influenced by:

  • Size of the mature suckers (larger trees means lower planting density).
  • Amount of maintenance you intend to do (higher planting density means higher maintenance, more pruning in particular).
  • The soil fertility and whether or not fertilizers will be applied every year.

Warning!!!

Do not plant suckers that are affected by any type of disease or pest problem.

Specification: Double Bunch Plantain Sucker

Item Type

Class

Item Condition

Suitable For

Plantain production

Features

double bunch

Dimensions
Weight 500 g

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