Banana is one of the major food crops in Uganda. It grows all year round.
Bananas have several uses including food, beverages (soft and alcoholic), snacks, animal feed and industrial spirits.
Bananas grow well under the following conditions:
- Altitude: Both low and high altitudes are favourable
- Temperature: Banana grow best in warm humid climate with temperature range of 20 - 30°C.
- Rainfall: 1500-2500mm rain per year which is well distributed over the year.
- Soil: Deep, fertile, well-drained loam soil with high humus content. Banana grows best in soil with a pH range of 5.6-7.5. It doesn’t tolerate acidic soil. The crop needs an adequate supply of potassium, nitrogen, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus.