Excellent disease resistance, high wind resistance and some cold tolerance make this a great choice for backyard and commercial growers. 12" high healthy banana plant shipped. FHIA-1 American Goldfinger(mutant) female flowers. Credit: Mike Wang FHIA-1 American Goldfinger(mutant) male flowers. 7. The Goldfinger takes longer than other banana varieties to mature, but is more resistant to cold, wind and pestilence. Plant has not frozen to the ground at 27F and will likely tolerate lower temps. It is a rapid growing, easy to grow, mostly green plant. High wind resistance, cold tolerant and excellent disease resistance with a strong base and delicious tasting fruit! It is cold and wind resistant and considered a dwarf, reaching a height of 2.5 m (8ft.) It is an outstanding producer of delicious tasting bananas that are reminiscent of one of its parents, Musa 'Dwarf Prata'. This new and distinct variety of banana plant has the following unique combination of desirable features: 1. American Goldfinger ripe fruit. A recent product of the banana breeding program in Honduras, this cultivar has commercial potential. http://bio.sophiapublisher.com/html-75-18-mp Excellent green life of fruit after harvest which renders it suitable for export. Although a bit unsightly, the raggedy look keeps the leaves of the banana tree from being snapped off in the high winds. pH: 5.8 - 6.2 8. Fax: (407) 889-2523    |, Copyright ©2020    |     or 5-8 Ft in a container. A recent product of the banana breeding program in Honduras, this cultivar has commercial potential. 2. New growth usually emerges from the underground rhizome … Fresh, outstanding fruit, and does not brown when cut. excellent apple-flavor, especially when fully ripe. banana improvement research project of Fundacion Hondurena de Investigation Agricola. Cold tolerant - plant remains green under cold conditions which cause the "Williams" Cavendish variety to turn a yellowish color. Fruit is 6-8 inches long & abundant! It has a high wind resistance, some cold tolerance, and excellent disease resistance with s strong pseudostem and base. It is an outstanding producer of delicious tasting bananas that are reminiscent of one of its parents, Musa 'Dwarf Prata'. Site Produced by. Approx. Its is slightly sub-acid with a Though the Goldfinger is edible while still green (in the form of chips, for instance), it is most appealing to Western markets when ripe. Notice the elongated "Top" shape of the male inflorescence. Banana - Goldfinger. Dwarf Goldfinger is a must have banana plant for Central Florida. Credit: Mike Wang. 12" Crop Time: 14-18 wks 6" Crop Time: 6-10 wks It is an outstanding producer of delicious tasting bananas that are reminiscent pseudostem and base. Tel: (407) 889-8055    |     The giant leaves of the cold hardy banana tree — some species may become eleven feet (3 m.) long — serve a useful purpose. EC: 1.5 - 2.5, 1728 Kelly Park Road    |     Plant has not frozen to the ground at 27F and will likely tolerate lower temps. Male bracts open one at a time with the original FHIA-1 clone. During our Florida winters we can get some cold weather, the banana’s #1 enemy aside from Panama disease. Pleasant slightly tart flavor when ripe. It will grow to about 14 Ft in the tropics Links to useful discussion threads in the forum: This page was last modified 17:51, 31 August 2018. A recent product of the banana breeding program in Honduras, this cultivar has commercial potential. Cross between Cavendish and a Lady Finger. Goldfinger Banana tree Banana plant A recent product of the banana plant breeding program in Honduras, this cultivar has commercial potential. This banana tree has a high wind resistance, some cold tolerance, and excellent Protect from cold winds and frost. cubense). Cold tolerant - plant remains green under cold conditions which cause the "Williams" Cavendish variety to turn a yellowish color. High level of resistance to both the yellow Sigatoka leaf spot disease (Mycosphaerella musicola) and the black Sigatoka leaf spot disease (Mycosphaerella fijiensis). GROWING INFO: The FHIA-01 Goldfinger Banana is a hybrid dessert banana that was developed and released by FHIA in 1988. Practical immunity to both races 1 and 4 of Panama disease (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Harvesting of fruit only takes 7-8 months so it much easier to get fruits before cold weather snaps. The fruit gets 6-8 inches long or better.