Musa FHIA-3 Sweetheart

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'fhia-3 sweetheart'

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Description

The FHIA is a federal organization that is owned by the Honduras Government It has been breeding bananas for years. The first widely available cultivar, Musa hybrid FHIA-1 'Goldfinger' is already having some impact and this new hybrid is sure to follow. Musa hybrid FHIA-3 'Sweetheart' was bred and selected for increased disease resistance and yield Excellent flavor and good size make it atractive to the home gardener. It is only recent available. It has been described as similar as 'Goldfinger' or 'Orinoco'. It is very tolerant of sub-standard growing conditions, especially poor quality soils. The fruit ripen very quicly after picking so they should be left on the stalk until almost needed. Just harvest one hand at a time. It has a reputation for drought and wind resistance. Clusters are usually 30-150 Lbs.

  • Genetic Group - AABB

Origin

Honduras

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Usage

Desert banana Cooking banana

Flowering

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Cultivation

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10-12 feet

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9-10

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Wind resistant

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Research Notes

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Members Growing This Banana

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