Musa Hapai

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Cultivar Name

musa 'hapai'

Synonyms

huawaena

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Description

'Hapai' means 'pregnant. It is one of the most interesting of the native bananas in its growth. Its bunches matures within the trunk at about two thirds of the distance up from the ground. Ripeness of the bunch is either detected by swarming of fruit flies around the swollen trunk or by crawling ants. Then the trunk is opened and the little fruits, only about as long as a finger, ten or fewer, are pulled out. The stem on wich the fruit are arranged in small hands grows upright. The ripe skin and flesh are yellow and quite sweet when raw. The plant is of medium height. 'hapai' means 'pregnant' and describes the appearance of the trunk. It is also called 'huawaena' wich means 'fruit in the center'. Related to the sucrier/pisang mas.

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Origin

hawaii

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Usage

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