Pleasant slightly tart flavor when ripe. cubense). Links to useful discussion threads in the forum: This page was last modified 17:51, 31 August 2018. It has a high wind resistance, some cold tolerance and excellent disease resistance with a strong A strong root system which makes it a hardy plant under marginal water and soil conditions. High wind resistance, cold tolerant and excellent disease resistance with a strong base and delicious tasting fruit! It is an outstanding producer of delicious tasting bananas that are reminiscent Cross between Cavendish and a Lady Finger. A recent product of the banana breeding program in Honduras, this cultivar has commercial potential. It will grow to about 14 Ft in the tropics This variety produces superior fruit considered among the tastiest. The fruit has an apple flavor. http://www.promusa.org/tiki-index.php?page=FHIA-01 or 5-8 Ft in a container. A recent product of the banana breeding program in Honduras, this cultivar has commercial potential. This banana tree is resistant to fusarium wilt, grows 6-8 ft. tall. The Goldfinger takes longer than other banana varieties to mature, but is more resistant to cold, wind and pestilence. Site Produced by. It has a high wind resistance, some cold tolerance, and excellent disease resistance with s strong pseudostem and base. Planted in the ground in California it grows to about 7-12 Ft with stout 5. Consumption. 12" Crop Time: 14-18 wks It is an outstanding producer of delicious tasting bananas that are reminiscent of one of its parents, Musa 'Dwarf Prata'. It is cold and wind resistant and considered a dwarf, reaching a height of 2.5 m (8ft.) Fax: (407) 889-2523    |, Copyright ©2020    |     Fruit is 6-8 inches long & abundant! Excellent green life of fruit after harvest which renders it suitable for export. 3. Although a bit unsightly, the raggedy look keeps the leaves of the banana tree from being snapped off in the high winds. Cold tolerant - plant remains green under cold conditions which cause the "Williams" Cavendish variety to turn a yellowish color. Patent Info: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/PP08983.html. Its is slightly sub-acid with a It is an outstanding producer of delicious tasting bananas that are reminiscent of one of its parents, Musa 'Dwarf Prata'. The other parent cultivar is SH3142. Fresh, outstanding fruit, and does not brown when cut. The fruit gets 6-8 inches long or better. Chill damage may occur in temps below 60 degrees and may be irreversible below 32 degrees. Though the Goldfinger is edible while still green (in the form of chips, for instance), it is most appealing to Western markets when ripe. http://bio.sophiapublisher.com/html-75-18-mp This page has been accessed 52,369 times. Ripe fruit is OK, but well below the flavor quality of a Cavendish. Excellent disease resistance, high wind resistance and some cold tolerance make this a great choice for backyard and commercial growers. Notice the phenotypic variance in flower color. During tropical storms or hurricanes, the leaf will shred along each side. of one of its parents(Musa "Dwarf Prata"/"Prata Ana"/ "Dwarf Brazilian"...these are all synonyms). Goldfinger Banana tree Banana plant A recent product of the banana plant breeding program in Honduras, this cultivar has commercial potential. 8. http://www.ndrs.org.uk/article.php?id=018045, http://www.freepatentsonline.com/PP08983.html, http://bio.sophiapublisher.com/html-75-18-mp, http://www.promusa.org/tiki-index.php?page=FHIA-01, http://www.ndrs.org.uk/article.php?id=018045, http://www.bananas.org/wiki/Musa_Goldfinger, Susceptible Diseases - Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV), Eumusae Leaf Spot, Banana Streak Virus (BSV), Resistant Diseases - Panama Disease Races 1, 2, & 4, Black Sigatoka, Yellow Sigatoka, Crown Rot. Outstanding producer of delicious tasting bananas. Dwarf Goldfinger is a must have banana plant for Central Florida. It may be eaten as a fresh fruit when ripe and boiled or fried when green. Male bracts open one at a time with the original FHIA-1 clone. It grows to 4.3 meters (14 feet). Practical immunity to both races 1 and 4 of Panama disease (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. 6. Bracts can open up 2-3 at a time with this mutant. Approx. 2. Tel: (407) 889-8055    |     Notice the elongated "Top" shape of the male inflorescence. A recent product of the banana breeding program in Honduras, this cultivar has commercial potential. construction and broad leaves with fruit clusters in the 30-100 Lbs bunches.It is the first product of the This new and distinct variety of banana plant has the following unique combination of desirable features: 1. Credit: Mike Wang. The giant leaves of the cold hardy banana tree — some species may become eleven feet (3 m.) long — serve a useful purpose. Agristarts    |     Protect from cold winds and frost. During our Florida winters we can get some cold weather, the banana’s #1 enemy aside from Panama disease.