Musa Maia Maoli Eka

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'Mai'a Maoli Eka' (Mai'a meaning: Banana maoli meaning: human being eka meaning: wind

Perhaps a hybrid of M. Mai'a Maoli and Eka??



Tc seedling at 1 week after emergence from its incubator watermark.php?file=15055&size=1&filefix=.jpg

(credit damaclese)

==Description== MAIA MAOLI EKA- This 12-14 ft. tall plant of the Polynesian cooking variety has delicious flavor and statuesque elegance. It is mostly green with slight red colors in the pseudostem giving serious competition to the other cooking varieties. (One of our favorites)

  • Genetic Group - AAA


  • Date realized in trade - anitiquity Unknown place of orgin based on naming style Hawaii specifically the area known as Kona



  • Time To Bloom - 15 to 18 months
  • Time To Harvest - 19 to 22 months


  • Mature Height - 12ft to 14ft
  • Survival Zone -11 to 10
  • Fruiting Zone - 11 to 10
  • Cold Hardiness -not cold hardy keep from frost
  • Wind - modiritly resistent
  • Sun - full sun up to 60% shade
  • Taste Description - sweet desert type
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Research Notes

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Members Growing This Banana


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