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Old 12-02-2017, 08:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

I actually joined back in March, but have not posted until today.

While I like growing plants in general, I'm pretty new to the "banana passion" and love seeing it in all of the posts here. Best site for banana lovers, I say!

I'm amazed at the paradox of there being hundreds of tasty banana types out there and yet we only get Cavendish and what we call Lady Finger or Sugar bananas regularly where I live. The latter two names are used interchangeably here and quite frankly, I am confused as to what Lady Fingers and Sugars really are and that's even before I get into the overlapping local names for different bananas thing. More than once, I've seen a sign in a store advertising Sugar bananas, but the fruit beneath it actually had "Lady Finger" stickers on them!

So I've got a banana plant labelled as Sugar where I bought it, but who knows what it really is. I'm hoping it's a Ducasse. It's about 8 or 9' tall now with light green leaves and a relatively narrow pstem that has reddish streaks, but not Pisang Keling-style red. I'm hoping to see a flag leaf over the next few months as we have just started our Summer down here.

Thanks for letting me join your site
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