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'Ney Poovan'


'Ney Poovan' at a glance
Ploidy level

2x

Genome group

AB

Subgroup

 

Status

Cultivar

ITC code

ITC0459

'Ney Poovan' is one of the few AB genome cultivars and is grown widely because of the sweet, subacid flavour of the fruit[1].

Local names

'Ney Poovan', 'Safet Velchi', 'Chini Champa' (India), 'Ranel' (Sri Lanka), 'Kisubi' (Uganda), 'Apple', 'Farine France', Lady's Finger (West Indies)[2][1].

References

1. 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).
2. Jones, D.R. 2000. Introduction to banana, abaca and enset. p1-36. In: Jones, D.R. (ed.). Diseases of banana, Abacá and Enset. CABI Publishing, Wallingford (GBR).

See also on this website

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