Selected banana cultivars that may be available in south Florida



From the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida


Table 1

Species Subgroup Ploidy Level Group Selected cultivars and synonyms4 T1 Pan. Susc.2 Recom. Use3
M. acuminata --- Diploid AA Nino, Lady's Finger5, Sucrier5, Honey5, Datil5, Bocadillo5, Pisang mas5 P R N
--- Triploid AAA Gros Michel, Pisang ambon5, Guineo gigante5, Banano5, Platano roatan5 P S N
Cavendish Triploid AAA Dwarf Cavendish, Dwarf Chinese5, Pisang serendah5, Governor5, Enano5, Johnson5 F R H, C
Cavendish Triploid AAA Dwarf Red, Green Red F R H, C
Cavendish Triploid AAA Giant Cavendish, Giant Chinese, Mons mari, Williams, Williams Hybrid5, Pisang buai, Robusta, Valery, Porto Rique F-G R H, C?
Cavendish Triploid AAA Grand Nain, Umalog F R H, C
Cavendish Triploid AAA Red, Cuban Red5, Red Jamaican5 F R H, C
Cavendish Triploid AAA Lacatan, Pisang masak hijau5, Monte Cristo5, Giant Fig5 F R H
1 Cold tolerance temperature rating: G, good cold tolerance; F, fair cold tolerance; P, poor cold tolerance; ?, not known.
2 Panama disease (race 1 and 2) rating for south Florida: R, resistant; S, susceptible—recommend planting only in Panama disease-free soil with
disease-free material.
3 Recommended use: H, home landscape; C, commercial; C?, may have commercial possibilities for Florida; N, not recommended.
4 Common name used locally is underlined.
5 Another common name for the highlighted cultivar name preceding it.
6 Cooking banana.

Table 2

Species Subgroup Ploidy Level Group Selected cultivars and synonyms4 T1 Pan. Susc.2 Recom. Use3
M. acuminata x balbisiana hybrids --- Diploid AB Ney poovan, Ladys Finger5, Apple5, Farine France5 ? R H
--- Triploid AAB Pisang raja, Grindy5 F R H
--- Triploid AAB Mysore, Pisang keling5, Poovan5, Thousand Grain5 G R H
--- Triploid AAB Apple, Silk5, Pisang rastali5, Manzana5, Ma5, Sugar5, Manzano5 F S H, C
--- Triploid AAB Ladys Finger, Pome5, Pisang kelat jambi5, Brazilian5, Prata5 G S H
--- Triploid AAB Hua moa6, Hawaiano5 P S H
Plantain/ French Types Triploid AAB Green French, Banane creole5, Pink French, Wine, Banae rouge5, Black French, Banae noire5, Tiger, Banae Puce5, Giant, Banae cent livres5 F-P R H
Plantain/ Horn Types Triploid AAB Horse plantain, Banane corne, Dominico Gigante, Pisang tandok, Common plantain P R H
  Triploid ABB Bluggoe6, Burro5, Chato5, Moko5, Orinoco5, Horse banana5 F-G S H, C?
  Triploid ABB Pisang awak6, Kluai nam wa5, Pisang abukeling6, Largo6, ApplePlantain6, Ice cream6, Blue java5 F-G S H
  Triploid ABB Pelipita6, Saba6, Cardaba6 ? R H
New varieties Tetraploids AABB FHIA-01 ('Goldfinger') G R H, C
--- Tetraploids   FHIA-02 ('Mona Lisa') G R H, C
--- Tetraploids   FHIA-03 G R H, C
--- Tetraploids   FHIA-17 G R H, C
--- Tetraploids   FHIA-21 G R H, C
1 Cold tolerance temperature rating: G, good cold tolerance; F, fair cold tolerance; P, poor cold tolerance; ?, not known.
2 Panama disease (race 1 and 2) rating for south Florida: R, resistant; S, susceptible—recommend planting only in Panama disease-free soil with
disease-free material.
3 Recommended use: H, home landscape; C, commercial; C?, may have commercial possibilities for Florida; N, not recommended.
4 Common name used locally is underlined.
5 Another common name for the highlighted cultivar name preceding it.
6 Cooking banana.



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Bibliography

Crane, Johathan H., Balerdi, Carlos F. and Maquire, Ian. "Bananas Growing in the Home Landscape." edis.ifas.ufl.edu. This document is HS-10, one of a series of the Department of Horticultural Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date Oct. 1972 as FC-10. Revised Jan. 1998, Dec. 2005, Oct. 2008, and Nov. 2016. Web. 24 Mar. 2017.

Published 29 Jan. 2014 LR. Last update 24 Mar. 2017 LR
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