Fe’i Aiuri Plantain Banana Plant – VERY RARE – Heirloom Plantain/Banana – Mai’a
This is a very rare banana plant.
Not a hybrid but originally Wild and Seeded.
Different from other bananas or plantains in that it is it’s own species of banana.
Once thought to be a native Hawaiian banana, research has shown it has traveled there from Marquesa’s Islands AKA French Polynesian islands around 200 A.D., then brought there around 1150-1300 A.D. by Tahitians and then again in the 1800’s.
The Bunches grow from the top on short, thick stalks and grow upwards. They do not bend down as your “Normal” bananas do.
Fruits when ripe can be bright red with coppery-orange dark spots.
Fruit pulp can be iridescent Yellow-lime or yellow to yellow-orange.
The leaves are long and slender and upright. The sap is a purple-red blood like sap.
This is a true plantain banana, in that it requires cooking to be eaten. Deliscious with coconut cream!
Mature height is up to 20′ tall.
Fruit is 6-8″ long.
Plants ship in a 4″ pot.