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Old 07-13-2010, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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just got two pups from a friend neighbor yard in Davie,Fl (yes, i go around asking people for their pups...)
Any info :A banana or plantain..sorry pictures are from phone.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks to be 'Dwarf Orinoco'.

FYI, although it is an extremely common description, even from very high level sources and publications, the notion of a division between banana and plantain is false. It is often misleading and confusing, and when not it is rarely helpful. Plantains are a very specific genetic group of bananas, but that is all. It is akin to making a distinction between bananas and Cavendish bananas. There really is even no clear difference in use, as whether a banana is cooked, eaten raw, or used in another fashion, depends primarily on cultural use which can vary greatly.
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Looks to be 'Dwarf Orinoco'.

FYI, although it is an extremely common description, even from very high level sources and publications, the notion of a division between banana and plantain is false. It is often misleading and confusing, and when not it is rarely helpful. Plantains are a very specific genetic group of bananas, but that is all. It is akin to making a distinction between bananas and Cavendish bananas. There really is even no clear difference in use, as whether a banana is cooked, eaten raw, or used in another fashion, depends primarily on cultural use which can vary greatly.
Thanks, Gabe
Sorry the misleading ,always love all you answers !
So I can call them Draft Orinoco is that mean there is one that is tall?I got one from going bananas last fall is about 6ft tall now..
One more thing I cooked two of the fruit from the bunch and is definitely plantain..
Very good ones by the way!
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Yes, there is a taller version that is common, but it is normally just called 'Orinoco'. And its not a plantain, no matter how good it tastes cooked, it will never be a plantain. The subgroup (which is a genetic group of bananas which are have the same evolutionary origin) this banana is in is called Bluggoe, with an ABB genome. Plantain is a different subgroup, and has an AAB genome, and although they are normally cooked, there are many bananas which are also commonly cooked that are not in the plantain subgroup. Plantain is not synonymous with cooking banana.
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