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Old 05-17-2015, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Ripening bananas on the plant - less tasty ?

I was basing this query on just one statement -
"When left on the plant too long, the fruit tends to split open and become tasteless"
Banana facts you didn't know

I had always assumed that plant ripened fruit were superior,
and that green harvesting was just a commercial necessity.
And I have found some references agreeing with this.

Although both flavor and texture of "tree-ripened" bananas is generally regarded as superior to any type of green-picked fruit,
this reduces shelf life to only 7–10 days.

Banana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tree ripened bananas, like any fruit or vegetable allowed to ripen naturally, are much sweeter and also don’t have that almost unreal yellow color to them. They tend to be a duller yellow, with brown speckles on them.
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So I will continue trying to ripen on the plant.

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