Its full designation is Musa acuminata × balbisiana <small>Colla</small> (AAAB Group) cv. 'FHIA-01 Goldfinger.
The roots of the Goldfinger's development can be traced back to an initiative to develop new banana breeds by the United Fruit Company begun as early as 1959. This was later taken up by the Honduran Foundation for Agricultural Research, supported by organizations such as the Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The initiative drew on the gene pool of more than 800 banana cultivars from Southeast Asia, from which bananas originated. Throughout the development... Read More