Banana
Musa 'Goldfinger'

Family: Musaceae
Genus: Musa (MEW-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Goldfinger
Additional cultivar information:(aka Fhia-1)
Synonym:Musa acuminata

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Altadena, California

Fresno, California

Hayward, California

Vallejo, California

Pompano Beach, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Venice, Florida

La Feria, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 10, 2006, IslandJim from Keizer, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

We have two other bananas--a dwarf cavendish and a Cuban red. This one, however, is the most satisfactory of the three in our subtropical climate. It not only blooms more reliably, but it also produces more hands per bloom.