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Musa FHIA-03 ‘Sweetheart’

Sweetheart banana

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassZingiberidaeGingers and related plants
OrderZingiberalesGinger, cardamom, turmeric, galangal, myoga, bananas, arrowroot, and others

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This banana cultivar developed by the government of Honduras. It is not found in the wild.

Identification: Only an expert could distinguish this from other banana hybrids. It was developed for better disease resistance, and improved ability to tolerate drought and wind.

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Musa ‘Sweetheart’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Musa FHIA-03 (sweetheart banana)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Cali­fornia

Range: Zones 9-10:

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