Producing healthy plantain and banana suckers

| March 18, 2022

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This video produced by Access Agriculture provides information about how to produce healthy banana and plantain suckers. From one bulb, you can get 50 healthy suckers that are ready for planting in only three to six weeks.

The video discusses:

  • What a healthy sucker ready for harvesting should look like.
  • How to disinfect banana and plantain suckers to avoid carrying diseases and pests.
  • How to prepare a germination box with moist sawdust. 
  • Proper watering and planting techniques for banana and plantain suckers.

This resource is available in French and English.To watch the video, go to:

Photo: Plantains. Credit: Luigi Guarino, March 22, 2008.