Musa velutina, the hairy banana, or pink banana, is a species of seeded banana. These plants are originally from Assam and the eastern Himalayas. They are also cultivated in greenhouses and places like Australia.
The musa velutina is a banana tree species of the Musaceae family which includes bananas and plantains. It is native to Assam, eastern Himalayas, India, and Southeast Asia but may also be found in other regions such as Australia. Its fruits are 3 in (8 cm) long, pink, and fuzzy. They are borne on erect flower stalks with a pink inflorescence. Musa velutina flowers at a young age, doing so within a year. The fruits peel back when ripe. It is often grown as an ornamental plant, but has soft, sweet flesh that can be eaten. Common names of the Musa velutina include Pink banana, Hairy banana, Pink fruiting banana, Pink velvet banana and Self-peeling banana. Velutina is also known by another botanical name – Musa dasycarpa.