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Old 04-27-2009, 08:20 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Joy Re: Dwarf Pisang Mas - Malaysian Heirloom Cultivar

Originally Posted by chong View Post
From "Banana Cultivar Names and Synonyms in Southeast Asia":
Pisang Mas (Mlysia, Indon.) = Amas (Phili.) = Kluay Khai (Thai) = Chuoi Trung (Vietn) = Sucrier (International)
Originally Posted by banfan View Post
I have noticed that my young Glui Kai does better with less than full sun. Does the Dwarf Piisang Mas produce small egg shaped fruit? Could the Dwarf Piisang Mas be the same cultivar as the Glui Kai (Kluai khai, Klue kai, Gluai khai, Glooway kai) that Agri-Starts offers?
Chong has the correct list of this cultivar's synonym in the different countries it is grown.

The Thai's English spelling is Kluay Kai = Egg Banana cos of the short roundish shape of the fruit.

From my observation here, the Sucrier group prefers a partly shaded planting environment.

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