List of banana cultivars

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The following is a list of banana cultivars and the groups into which they are classified.wikipedia
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Cooking banana

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Almost all modern cultivated varieties (cultivars) of edible bananas and plantains are hybrids and polyploids of two wild, seeded banana species, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana.
Using Simmonds and Shepherds' 1955 genome-based nomenclature system, cultivars which are cooked often belong to the AAB Group, although some (e.g. the East African Highland bananas) belong to the AAA Group, and others (e.g. Saba bananas) belong to the ABB Group.

Musa acuminata

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Almost all modern cultivated varieties (cultivars) of edible bananas and plantains are hybrids and polyploids of two wild, seeded banana species, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana.
Known as saging matsing and saging chonggo (both meaning 'monkey banana'), saging na ligao ('wild banana'), and agutay in Filipino. Found in the Philippines. It is a significant maternal ancestor of many modern dessert bananas (AA and AAA groups). It is an attractive subspecies with blue-violet inflorescence and very pale green unripe fruits.

Musa balbisiana

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Almost all modern cultivated varieties (cultivars) of edible bananas and plantains are hybrids and polyploids of two wild, seeded banana species, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana.
List of banana cultivars

Cavendish banana

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Cavendish Subgroup
Cavendish bananas are the fruits of a banana cultivar belonging to the Cavendish subgroup called AAA cultivar group.

Lady Finger banana

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Lady Finger banana (Sugar banana)
The Lady Finger banana is a diploid (AA) cultivar of the seeded banana Musa acuminata.

Dwarf Cavendish banana

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'Dwarf Cavendish'
It is one of the most commonly planted banana varieties from the Cavendish group, and the main source of commercial Cavendish bananas along with Grand Nain.

Red banana

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'Red Dacca'
The red banana is a triploid cultivar of the wild banana Musa acuminata, belonging to the Cavendish group (AAA).

Señorita banana

Señorita banana (Monkoy, Arnibal banana, Cuarenta dias, Cariñosa, Pisang Empat Puluh Hari, Pisang Lampung)
They are very small stout bananas which, like all bananas belonging to the AA cultivar group, are known for being extraordinarily sweet.

Gros Michel banana

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Gros Michel banana
Gros Michel is a triploid cultivar of the wild banana Musa acuminata, belonging to the AAA group.

Lakatan banana

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Lacatan banana
The Lakatan banana is a diploid (AA) cultivar.

Grand Nain

'Grand Nain' ('Chiquita')
This group of bananas is distinguished from other groups by their AAA genotype.

Banana

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Almost all modern cultivated varieties (cultivars) of edible bananas and plantains are hybrids and polyploids of two wild, seeded banana species, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana.
By contrast, Musa cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit are called "plantains".

Masak Hijau banana

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'Masak Hijau'
The Masak Hijau banana is a triploid (AAA) cultivar of the Cavendish banana subgroup.

Goldfinger banana

Goldfinger banana
The FHIA-01 Goldfinger banana is a tetraploid (AAAB) hybrid of the cultivar Musa acuminata × balbisiana (AAB) 'Prata-anã' (a naturally occurring triploid clone from Brazil), and the cultivar SH-3142.

East African Highland bananas

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East African Highland bananas (AAA-EA subgroup)
East African Highland bananas are triploid (AAA) cultivars.

Pisang Awak

Pisang Awak (Ducasse banana)
Pisang Awak is an edible banana cultivar belonging to the AABB banana cultivar group.

True plantains

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Plantain subgroup
"True" plantains are a group of cultivars of the genus Musa (bananas and plantains) placed in the Plantain subgroup of the AAB genome group.

Saba banana

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Saba banana (Cardaba, Dippig)
Saba banana is a triploid hybrid (ABB) banana cultivar originating from the Philippines.

Blue Java banana

Blue Java banana (Ice Cream banana, Ney mannan, Ash plantain, Pata hina, Dukuru, Vata)
The Blue Java banana is a triploid (ABB) hybrid of the seeded banana Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata.

Rhino Horn bananas

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The Rhino Horn banana is a triploid (AAB Group, commonly known as Horn plantains) hybrid of the seeded banana Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata.

Latundan banana

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Latundan banana (Silk banana, Apple banana)
The Latundan banana is a triploid (AAB) hybrid.

Musa (genus)

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For a more detailed explanation of this system and a list of some edible banana and plantain cultivars using it, see the List of banana cultivars.

Cultivar

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Almost all modern cultivated varieties (cultivars) of edible bananas and plantains are hybrids and polyploids of two wild, seeded banana species, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana.

Hybrid (biology)

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Almost all modern cultivated varieties (cultivars) of edible bananas and plantains are hybrids and polyploids of two wild, seeded banana species, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana.