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Old 09-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello everyone,
Has anyone tried FHIA-3 fruit? There aren't too many posts about it's taste, but they seem to contradictory haha FHIA's original designation says that the plant was intended as a cooking banana, but it seems quite a few people also eat them raw. Is is any good? Thanks!
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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One of the first pups I got from a member on the forum was Sweetheart. He also gave me some fruit. When I got home I tried the fruit and found it way too sweet to my taste.

I mean disgustingly sweet.

Tossed the fruit and gave away the pup.

He also gave me a Goldfinger pup. This one will stay planted at my place forever. Great taste, cold resistant, disease free.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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One of the first pups I got from a member on the forum was Sweetheart. He also gave me some fruit. When I got home I tried the fruit and found it way too sweet to my taste.
I mean disgustingly sweet.
Tossed the fruit and gave away the pup..
Was it to ripe? :^)
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A lot like Namwah, IMO.
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A lot like Namwah, IMO.
Thanks pitangadiego! I have a flower emerging on my Ice Cream Namwah, but haven't had a chance to try the fruit yet. How does the taste for either compare to Goldfinger or Cavendish? Also, would you recommend the FHIA-3? Thanks!
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Thanks pitangadiego! I have a flower emerging on my Ice Cream Namwah, but haven't had a chance to try the fruit yet. How does the taste for either compare to Goldfinger or Cavendish? Also, would you recommend the FHIA-3? Thanks!
I haven't tried GF, but the taste of Namwah FAR surpasses Cavendish. Eat when extremely ripe if you want it entirely sweet, and decently ripe if you want some apple-like flavor. It tends to be a bit firm in the middle though, and the outside tends to be sort of slimy when really ripe. I'd still rate it above Cavendish though.
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Has anyone tried FHIA-3 fruit? There aren't too many posts about it's taste, but they seem to contradictory haha FHIA's original designation says that the plant was intended as a cooking banana, but it seems quite a few people also eat them raw. Is is any good? Thanks!

I can't tell you about the taste but here's some pictures. I moved it on 7/16/2013 from its original spot to an area where there's more room and sun. The pictures were taken three days after a storm.


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I can't tell you about the taste but here's some pictures. I moved it on 7/16/2013 from its original spot to an area where there's more room and sun. The pictures were taken three days after a storm.


Thanks ez! How do you like growing the Sweetheart?
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Thanks ez! How do you like growing the Sweetheart?
I enjoy it, the Sweetheart seems to grow about the same as any other variety. I grow it because it's a AABB and I remember reading that it's one of the most widely grown bananas in Cuba. Since I am Cuban American I just couldn't resist.
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