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PlantFiles: Banana
Musa 'Goldfinger'

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

Synonym:Musa acuminata

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Edible Fruits and Nuts
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive IslandJim 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.


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

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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