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'To'o'


'To'o' at a glance
 

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Ploidy level

2x

Genome group

AA

Subgroup

 

Status

Cultivar

ITC code

ITC1004

'To'o' is the local name of a diploid dessert banana collected in the Madang area of Papua New Guinea[1].

Local names

Fu Des (West Sepik province of Papua New Guinea)[1],

Morphological characteristics

'To'o' has a medium stature plant. It produces long (10-20 cm)[1], curved and slender fruits with prononced ridges. The fruit apex is lenghtily pointed.

Agronomic traits, yield and fruit characteristics

The agronomic performance of 'To'o' has been evaluated over three cropping cycles in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (South and North Kivu provinces).

Host reaction to diseases and pests

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Nutritional value

The mean content in provitamin A carotenoids of three ripe samples was 7,765 µg/100 g (fresh weight)[2]. 

References

1. Arnaud, E. and Horry, J.P. (eds.). 1997. Musalogue: a catalogue of Musa germplasm. Papua New Guinea collecting missions, 1988-1989. INIBAP, Montpellier, France. 363p.
2. Ekesa, B., Nabuuma, D., Blomme, G. and Van den Bergh, I. 2015. Provitamin A carotenoid content of unripe and ripe banana cultivars for potential adoption in eastern Africa. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 43:1-6.

See also on this website

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