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Old 09-28-2008, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I put 5 photos under the name of unkown plantain. It's call "platano blanco" (white plantain) here in Puerto Rico, but I want to know it's real name.
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Call it Carlos!
Seriously though, I really have no idea what it is.

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Old 09-28-2008, 05:48 PM   #3 (permalink)

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The thing about banana cultivar names is that there is no "official" name for any of them, they go by whatever they are called in a specific region, if people call it 'Platano Blanco' there, then that is as precise a name as any, though there may be synonyms for the same variety in other regions. I can tell you though that the plant you have is a type of French Plantain, which is a group of plantains, it does not mean the name is "French Plantain", just that it belongs to that group.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i feel for you.

I have 2 dozen "native" varieties growing, banana, plantain, and other sorts of fruits and veggies, and I am always compelled to find their english language name.

I have the same problem with my chickens too. its either a "ponedora"(layer), Americana(almost every other breed), Ingles (birds for cockfighting) or Japones (naked necks), and some know what Silkies are.

Sweet I've never gone off topic on my first post on a new forum before! According to the map we're pretty much neighbors. I thought I'd ressurect this thread and say hello. two birds, one stone.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey Mayiyo - that looks pretty similar to my French Plantain!
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