Musa Hua Moa

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Cultivar Name

Musa 'hua moa'

Synonyms

Huamoa

Moa

Hens Eggs

Hawaiian Plantain (as sold by the company Maya)

Pictures

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(credit the flying dutchman)

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(credit Gabe15)

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(credit harveyc) (purchased in store, distributed by Maya as "Hawaiian Plantain".

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Description

The 'Hua Moa' is a sturdy plant with thick trunk that grows to 14 feet tall. It is of solid green color and medium wide leaves. The fruit of the 'Hua Moa' are very fat, growing to 3 inches or more in diameter and 10 to 11 inches long. The texture has no fiber at all and the effect when fried is just delicious. The plant is somewhat cold sensitive and can be injured by temperatures below 40F. Although 'Hua Moa' is from a different geographical region than 'Popoulu' it is very possible that they are the same banana. The plant has been seen on Kauai and Maui. The banana has a very thin skin and it grows in a small bunch (about 4 hands) and is eaten fresh or cooked.

  • Genetic Group - AAB

Origin

Hawaii

  • Date realized in trade -

Usage

Fresh

Cooking

Flowering

  • Time To Bloom - 12 months from tissue culture plantlets
  • Time To Harvest - 2-3 months depending on weather

Cultivation

  • Mature Height -

10-12 feet

  • Survival Zone -

8-10

  • Fruiting Zone -
  • Cold Hardiness -

Poor cold tolerance

  • Wind -
  • Sun -
  • Taste Description - Tostones are great. Ripe fruit is floral.
  • Personal Notes - Fast from flowering to harvest, 30-40lbs bunches near Lake Okeechobee. Tissue culture production is unreliable and produces many sports. There are several different bunch phenotypes.
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Known Afflictions

  • Pests - Thrips, Armyworms seem to prefer this variety.
  • Susceptible Diseases - Cordana leaf spot.

Panama disease

  • Resistant Diseases -

Research Notes

  • Links to useful discussion threads in the forum:
  • Typical Price Range -

Members Growing This Banana

External

  • Sources