Prata Ana (AAB) x M53 (AA)
Agronomic traits, yield and fruit characteristics
Agronomic characteristics are similar to Prata Ana. BRS Platina has good tillering.
Average yield is around 20 t/ha.yr. In fertile soils, average yield can reach 40 t/ha.yr.
The fruits are similar to those of Prata Ana in terms of shape, size and flavor. However, they should be consumed when the peel is slightly greener, like for Cavendish cultivars.
Reaction to pests and diseases
BRS Platina differs from Prata Ana in that it is resistant to Sigatoka leaf spot and Fusarium wilt.
It is moderately susceptible to black leaf streak, susceptible to nematodes and resistant to weevils.