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Old 07-28-2013, 04:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: dissapointed with mystery banana

Originally Posted by shannondicorse View Post

Based on the pic, I'd guess that this was a prematurely ripened fruit on a stressed bunch of ABB cooking bananas. It happens frequently. Such fruit are often cracked, fibrous, corky or gelatinous and uncharacteristic of the cultivar in general.

This group of bananas, while not epicurean delights as dessert fruit, are far from insipid when fully grown out and ripened.

Keep trying and don't dump the plant. It is considered, though, to be more of a cooking banana. In tropical lands they (like plantains) are always eaten cooked in various ways.

Not to say that many cooking bananas are not quite yummy ripened and raw!


I believe you are correct. The fruit was split on one side and the rest of the bunch have stayed green. At least I have something to look forward to with the rest of the bunch

I will probably end up removing it anyway to make room for my Gros Michels
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