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Old 09-22-2017, 12:41 PM   #9 (permalink)

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Default Re: Are Red Tiger bananas red bananas?

All bananas, whatever their seediness status, are edible in the sense that they are not toxic and will not harm you, however, Richard is mostly correct in that in the banana scientific community "edible" refers to parthenocarpic clones which have the ability to produce seedless fruit with pulp. That doesn't mean that they can't produce seed as well, but a plant which can only produce fruit with seeds and can never produce pulpy seedless fruit would not be referred to as "edible". This seems to me to be a matter of understanding the common banana jargon rather than strict dictionary definitions. It's like asking a chef vs. a botanist what a "fruit" is, you will get two very different and possibly opposing, but correct answers.
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