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Old 06-11-2017, 05:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi
I am in Australia, on the west coast where we have very limited access to named and proven types of bananas.
I bought this one from a local rare fruit grower as a 'Blue Java' but I am not convinced and thought I would put the pics up here to see what it might be?

Here are the pictures I have so far: Banana Gallery - Banana from Local Supplier
It fruited this year for the first time, height at fruiting is 3.2m - 10ft (colder climate here).
Hope the link works - new to this

Thank you for your help

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Old 06-11-2017, 07:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi
I am in Australia, on the west coast where we have very limited access to named and proven types of bananas.
I bought this one from a local rare fruit grower as a 'Blue Java' but I am not convinced and thought I would put the pics up here to see what it might be?

Here are the pictures I have so far: Banana Gallery - Banana from Local Supplier
It fruited this year for the first time, height at fruiting is 3.2m - 10ft (colder climate here).
Hope the link works - new to this

Thank you for your help


Congrats for the fruiting bunch!....


Definitely is not a Blue Java Ice Cream 'Nana but resembles The Pisang Awak means Namwah 'Nana!.....Hopefully it helps!....
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It's for sure not a blue java ice cream. I agree looks more like a namwa to me also. Great banana congrats!
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It's not Pisang Awak/"Namwah". Doesn't look exactly like Ice Cream, but closer to that than Pisang Awak. Looks to be in the Bluggoe ("Orinoco") / Ney Mannan ("Ice Cream") range, but I'm not sure. Gabe?
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The plant looks healthy - do you put fertilizer around it?
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Narnia - Yes I do regularly fertilise it and it gets a decent amount of water for our climate (hot and dry in summer, cool and wet in winter).

Thanks all for your ideas on what it could be

We have Namwah types here (called Ducasse here in Oz) and this one is different to my dwarf Namwah (much taller and more slender), and the fruit looks a different shape to the Namwah I have seen here. This fruit is more angular than I thought Namwah are. But I am new to all this
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Do you just have the one (unknown) variety growing?
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Do you just have the one (unknown) variety growing?
I also have one named 'Lady Finger' here too, which I am not sure if it is a true lady finger or not
We also have one of the cavendish types, that seems to be a dwarf cavendish that goes by the name of Canarvon banana here.
And I have a pup of one locally sourced called 'Goldfinger' which I am not sure is the same as the real Goldfinger.

Plus I have what we call dwarf ducasse (dwarf namwah), dwarf red dacca and tissue culture blue java - who I am hoping will flower next year so I can compare to my unknown blue java.
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Just wondering if there are any further thoughts on my mystery banana? The fruit has held on all winter (Australia) which is nice, I am hoping it will ripen soon!
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Just wondering if there are any further thoughts on my mystery banana? The fruit has held on all winter (Australia) which is nice, I am hoping it will ripen soon!
Do you have any new photos for us to look at to help with the ID?
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Not really, the bananas have just held pretty much the same size and shape through out winter. I am just curious if they are a type of bluggoe as you suggested and what type of bluggoe they might be?
We have so few known proven varieties where I am it is hard to know what they could be as they still do not have the blue colour of the blue java, and are more angular than I thought NamWah are.
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