'Bluggoe' at a glance
Ploidy level


Genome group






ITC code

ITC1404, ITC0010

'Bluggoe' is a popular starchy banana, used primarily for cooking but also as dessert.

Local names

'Square Cooker', 'Mondolphin' (Australia), 'Hpi Gyan' (Burma/Myanmar), 'Tarua Matie' (Cook Islands), 'Burro', 'Orinoco' (Cuba), 'Jamani' (Fiji), 'Largo' (Hawai'i), 'Nalla Bontha (India), 'Horse Plantain' (Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago), 'Pisang Batu' (Java),'Poro'ini', 'Poro'ini Pa'afa'afa'a', 'Poro'ini Hima'a umu', 'Largo' (French Polynesia).  'Pisang Abu Keling' (Malaysia), 'Matavia' (Philippines), 'Fa'i Pata Samoa', 'Puataelo' (Samoa), 'Mondan' (Sri Lanka), 'Kluai Som' (Thailand), 'Pata Tonga' (Tonga), 'Chuoi Ngop Lun' (Vietnam), 'Bluggoe', 'Whitehouse Plantain', 'Chamaluco', 'Poteua', 'Cacambou', 'Moko', 'Buccament', 'Mafoubay' (West Indies), 'Mkojosi', 'Bokoboko', 'Kproboi', 'Muscat', "punda', 'Kidhozi', 'Kivuvi' (East Africa), 'Burro', 'Chato', 'Cachaco', 'Cuatrofilos', 'Largo', 'Majoncho', 'Apple Plantain', 'Horse Banana', 'Hog Banana' (Americas)[1][2].

Host reaction to diseases and pests

Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense)

'Bluggoe' is considered to be highly susceptible to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense race 1,2 and 4[1][3].


1. Jones, D.R. (ed.). 2000. Diseases of banana, Abacá and Enset. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxon (GBR). 544p.
2. Ploetz, R.C., Kepler, A.K., Daniells, J.W. and Nelson, S.C. 2007. Banana and plantain: an overview with emphasis on Pacific island cultivars Musaceae (banana family). p27. In: Elevitch, C.R. (ed.). Species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry. Permanent Agriculture Resources, Holualoa (USA).
3. Orjeda, G., Escalant, J. and Moore, N. 1999. The international Musa Testing Programme (IMTP) phase II overview of final report and summary of results. Infomusa (FRA) 8(1):3-10.

See also on this website

Local names for 'Bluggoe' in the cultivar checklist
Musapedia pages on cultivars: