Lilak Lakatan Banana
‘Lilak’ was selected among 27 ‘Lakatan’ clones of tissue culture propagation. The initial suckers where shoot tip explants were excised were obtained from the Bureau of Plant Industry, Bago Oshiro, Davao City. Initial shoot tip explants were also taken from the banana germplasm collection of the IPB Cellular and Molecular Plant Biology (CMPB) Laboratory. ‘Lilak’ was selected based on its outstanding characteristics for three fruiting seasons. These include excellent eating quality, consistent high yield and remarkably strong fruit stalk (pedicel), a desirable characteristic when fruits are to be transported locally or overseas. This clone has apparent resistance to black leaf streak.
- Category: Fruit crop variety
- Patent Type: Plant variety protection
- Patent Status: Registered