Originally Posted by delonix87
This was my very first banana; I have grown it since I was 10. It was given to me by a family friend who described it as a 'finger banana'. Well, I never tried it before until yesterday. A single fruit on the bunch ripened. I pulled it down and noticed -
- It had no 'banana' smell; no odor at all
- the fruit was distinctly 'triangle' shaped
- The texture was very gooey, like gum
- Apart from being sweet, it had no real taste.
Does this sound like any particular variety? I'm guessing it is a primitive variety. We are in winter now (9 - 18 degrees daily) so I don't know if ripening in winter has caused this insipidness or it is naturally bland.
The plant grows in a very open clump and stems lean 'out'. Not tight or tidy like Cavendish at all:
Looks like M.Orinoco. Some people like them some don't