Honduran hybrid banana. 3-4 metres in height. Marketed in Australia and New Zealand as Goldfinger. Hardy and robust. Very sweet, tangy, curved fruit. Black stems, with broad sometimes with wavy leaves.
Most types of bananas plants prefer to grow in full sun meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days. Some varieties can scorch easily and will do better in partial shade.
Need a lot of water and plenty of moisture in the air. They do best when planted in groups fairly close together, as this helps to retain moisture in the leaves. Water regularly to make sure the soil stays evenly moist but not soggy. Avoid overwatering in winter, which can cause root rot.
Well drained fertile soil and slightly acidic. They typically have poor tolerance for salt in the soil.
Apply a balanced fertilizer regularly throughout the growing season. Also, mix compost into the soil annually to raise the level of organic matter.
Slightly sensitive to wind except for some varieties like the Edible Honduran and the Australian Hybrids.
Frost tender, except for some varieties like the Edible Honduran and the Australian Hybrid.