‘FHIA-01’ is the Cultivar Name
The plants are baby Goldfinger Dwarf Banana Plants.
The plants are anywhere from between 3″-10″+ tall and are planted in 4″ pots.
The plants are tissue cultured cultured plants to prevent disease and give a clone of the healthy parent.
It is cold and wind resistant and considered a dwarf, reaching a height of 2.5 m (8ft.)
The FHIA-01 Goldfinger Banana is a hybrid dessert banana that was developed and released by FHIA in 1988.
These plants are cold and wind-tolerant and produce high quality fruits and is widely distributed for subsistence and commercial cultivation.
The female parent was a Dwarf Brazilian/Dwarf Apple and still carries that nice apple flavor, making it an excellent desert banana and is mostly eaten raw when ripe.
The ripe fruit has a sweet-acid, apple flavor that is similar to the mother plant. The cut fruit does not turn black upon exposure to the air and so is good to use in salads.
It is also excellent to cook with while green such as sliced and fried.