SH-3386 ((Gaddatu x BB) x SH-2471) x SH-3320
History of cultivation and current distribution
'FHIA-03' can be distinguished by the pseudostem colour which is bright light green with no, or very few, blotches. 'FHIA-03' is the only FHIA hybrid with this characteristic.
Days from planting to flowering: 7.9 months
Days from flowering to harvest: 122.7
Days from planting to harvest: 10.9, 11.6, 11.4 months
Height at shooting (cm):
Height at harvest (cm): 222, 228, 233
Girth at shooting (cm):
Functional leaves at shooting:
Total leaves at shooting: 10.7, 11.8, 13.7
Height of tallest sucker (cm): 96.7, 100, 108
Mean bunch weight (kg): 31.8
Number of hands: 7.3, 7.7, 8
Number of fruits on hand:
Finger length (cm): 22
Finger girth (cm): 14.2
Finger weight (g): 113
Yield (t/ha/y): 26.5, 34.2, 37.1
Reaction to diseases and pests
Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense)
'FHIA-03' is considered susceptible but tolerant to Foc race 1 and Foc race 4. Despite high internal discolouration scores caused by Foc race 1 and Foc race 4 during evaluation trials as part of the International Musa Testing Programme Phase 2 trials, average bunch weight remained high (20.4 kg and 22.3 kg, respectively) across the sites.
'FHIA-03' is used as a cooking, brewing and dessert banana.