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Old 04-17-2007, 08:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Default Re: Dwarf Lady finger

I am almost certain it's regular "Dwarf Brazilian" (Prata Ana/ Santa Catarita Prata). Sometimes brazilian bananas are referred to as "ladies fingers", along with plenty of other cultivars. If there is a little pink underneath where the black stuff is, then I am sure it's dwarf brazilian. I am also looking at the bell of the inflorescence on the vendours photo. Looks very brazilian to me.

All the names given to various banana-cultivars is making me rip my hair out, but at the same time it's exciting when you get the puzzle together, almost like solving a mystery with scooby-doo & friends.

For example, I am trying to find out what the heck "Walha" is. The clues so far: Indian variety, associated with Rajapuri on one of Gabes' fact-sheets, and said to be in the "Pome" subgroup on Inibaps pages. Scooby-dooby-doo, where are you...

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