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Old 06-22-2014, 01:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Confusion: "High Noon" = SH3640 or FHIA 18

After surfing the Internet, I am confused:
I always thought that SH 3640 was also called "High Noon" banana, but checking out the "Wonderful banana poster" here on the WIKI from Ken Love, Hawaii Tropical fruit growers, the "High Noon is referred to as FHIA 18.
I was under the impression that FHIA18 is a different banana (sometimes in Australia also referred to as SH 3480).
Both are results of the FHIA breeding and research program, but the distinction between SH... and FHIA...refers to characteristics which they want to be passed on to future breeding stock.
It seems to be easier to obtain a FHIA 18 plant than the SH3640, so is it the same like the Hawaiian poster shows or are these two different but similar plants with the same genetics (AAAB)?
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Confusion: "High Noon" = SH3640 or FHIA 18

The poster is wrong. SH3640 is High Noon. FHIA-18 is Bananza.
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