Musa Mahoe

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'mahoe'

Synonyms

Pa-lua

Hua-lua

Mana-lua

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Description

Twins" also called Pa-lua (double), Mana-lua (two bunched), or hua-lua (bearing in twos) is a native banana the stem of which divides into two, forming two bunches. From the Maoli group, this variety is common in Kona, Hawaii. Pole (62, p41) reports one plant found in Hilo which "had its fruiting stem divided in an attempt to produce six seperate bunches of fruit." The fruits are small, skin yellow when ripe, flesh light salmon, said to be delicious when well ripened. The leaf is green on the upper surface, light green beneath, the petiole margin red. The trunk is green tinged with pink and splotched with brown. This variety may now be extint, taller than the chinese dwarf and no debris on the rachis. Fruit is 4-5".

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Hawaii

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