Gold Finger Banana Tree (Musa acuminata x balbisiana ‘FHIA-01 Goldfinger’)

Gold Finger Banana Tree

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.

  • Considered Some of the Best Tasting Bananas
  • Pest, Disease, and Wind Resistant
  • Attractive as a Specimen

Gold Finger Banana Tree (Musa acuminata x balbisiana ‘FHIA-01 Goldfinger’) Details

Common name Gold Finger Banana Tree
Botanical name Musa acuminata x balbisiana 'FHIA-01 Goldfinger'
Hardiness zone 9-10
Growth rate Fast
Height 12 - 14 ft.
Width 6 - 8 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium to High
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes