Musa Popoulu puapua'nui

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Cultivar Name

Musa popoulu puapua'nui

Synonyms

popoulu kapua

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Description

Fan-tail on a fowl" resembles Iholena. It has a medium thick, tough skin which is yellow when ripe and the flesh is light salmon color, edible raw or cooked. The fruit is broad at the tip, hence the name Puapua nui, meaning "fan-tail on a fowl." The leaf is broad, green on the upper sruface, dull below, bronze on the under side when young; the midrib is trough-like on top and flesh colored underneath, has brown margins with purple and pink below. The trunk is tall, green with pink and patched with brown. Reported to be one of the varieties that women were allowed to eat. Fruit are 6.5" and subacid with apple like flavor. Turns yellow two weeks before fully ripening.

  • Genetic Group - AAB

Origin

Hawaii

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Usage

Fresh or cooked

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