This banana may have gotten its name from a James Bond villain, but there's nothing villainous about this lovely plant! The Gold Finger Banana (Musa acuminata x balbisiana 'FHIA-01 Goldfinger') was bred to be pest and disease resistant and higly prolific. Not only is this banana delicious, but it's also healthy for you!
This variety of banana is unbeatable! This plant produces sweet bananas, up to eight inches long with a hint of apple flavor. They are considered one of the best-tasting bananas. And these bananas self-ripen, so you don't have to worry about messing with chemicals and light levels to achieve artificial ripening conditions.
Its amazing fruit aren't the only thing that make the Gold Finger Banana remarkable. This hybrid's ability to resist pests and diseases means it doesn't need to bath in pesticides to keep the bugs away.
It's also wind-resistant so you won't have to worry about an entire year's crop going to waste in high winds. The Gold Finger Banana is also more cold-hardy than many other banana trees. It can survive temperatures as low as 27-degrees.
This banana is frequently used in commercial fruit salads since it doesn't brown from oxidization. They also taste amazing consumed fresh, sliced on ice cream, or in banana shakes. You can even make homemade baby food with these sweet treats. You'll love the flavor and your body will appreciate the vitamins and healthy carbs.
Because it's considered a semi-dwarf you can easily harvest your bananas with a regular ladder. Let yours mature as a garden background plant. It will improve your garden ecosystem by being pollinator-friendly once it blooms at full maturity.
This commercial-worthy plant isn't just productive, it's also aesthetically pleasing. Plant one in your edible garden or as a specimen for a tropical flair. The Gold Finger Banana also looks naturally pleasing beside your pool deck or patio.
Although this is one of the most cold-hardy banana varieties, it still loves the sun! Plant it where it can bathe in sunlight all day. It also performs best in medium or high-moisture, well-drained soil. The Gold Finger Banana creates a strong root system which makes it adaptable to various soils and drought-tolerant for short periods of time.
You'll go bananas for your Gold Finger Banana plant. Order yours now!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Musa acuminata x balbisiana 'FHIA-01 Goldfinger'|
|Mature Height||12 - 14 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Moderate to High|