Hua Moa!

Hua Moa Fruits

Hua Moa Banana Diary

My daughter in law wanted some banana and plantain trees.  I like to get the starter plants and found multiple types of banana/plantain  trees at  Then I saw the Hua Moa listed there.  They are weird looking.  Touted as the worlds best cooking banana and as a Hawaiian Plantain.

When researching, I discovered these can be eaten green or brown.  When ripe, dark brown and mashed, these are reported to taste like banana cream pie.  On top of not being commercially available, being versatile and variations in flavor during the ripening process we had to get one. Plus these things are in danger of being a lost banana variety.

Let's Get Growin

May 13, 2017 Hua Moa Arrived
Hua Moa Banana Tree

If this banana is typical of all other types of banana trees then it will be 18 to 24 months before we can try our first Hua Moa.

The fruits sound quite interesting and flexible.  To be honest, I've always wanted to try eating a banana flower.  It won't happen this go round, but after this tree is spent and makes some new plantlets, we should have multiple flowers to choose from to try out in another few years.  It just takes time, right?  I have plenty of that, I think.