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Old 03-03-2008, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bananas Brindando Plantains from PR?

Could anyone tell me exactly, or close to it, the variety of plantain (platano) it is that you purchase at the grocery store and is grown in Puerto Rico for cooking?

Thanks a bunch!!!

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Old 03-03-2008, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could anyone tell me exactly, or close to it, the variety of plantain (platano) it is that you purchase at the grocery store and is grown in Puerto Rico for cooking?

Thanks a bunch!!!

Josh
I wonder if the kind you get in FL are the same as those shipped to supermarkets in CA ?
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Good point, might not be!
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Could be rhino horn. They are as big as them.
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Musa African Rhino Horn - Bananas Wiki

Looks like that one could get as big as the ones in the store, but there isn't any better pics on the wiki of ripe fruit (or the tree either).
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Usually they are just called 'French Plantain', though there are many different forms and varieties. I doubt they are growing any horn plantains for commercial export.
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Hmmm, I couldn't find one in the Wiki or elsewhere specifically called a "French Plantain," but the Dw. French plantain isn't large enough to be them. Do you know if the dwarf variety are similar in cooking? I'm trying to find one that is exact, similar, or BETTER!!!!! than the ones they sell here in the grocery stores in FL as I do a LOT of Puerto Rican cooking, and platanos are apart of 80% of meals (only beaten by rice, which is in ALL MEALS!)!!! I just moved to a more rural "redneck" city (Brevard County) from Orlando. Here they don't sell GOOD QUALITY platanos as they do in Orlando where the spanish population is MUCH higher.

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You can find african rhino horn and french rhino horn on this site:
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It seems they aren"t the same...
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Here's a link that might be helpful also. [url="http://www.worldwideplants.com/bananas.htm"]
You'll find a reference for Puerto Rican DWARF PLANTAIN under GIANT PLANTAIN.
Might be what your looking for.
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Hmmm, I couldn't find one in the Wiki or elsewhere specifically called a "French Plantain," but the Dw. French plantain isn't large enough to be them. Do you know if the dwarf variety are similar in cooking? I'm trying to find one that is exact, similar, or BETTER!!!!! than the ones they sell here in the grocery stores in FL as I do a LOT of Puerto Rican cooking, and platanos are apart of 80% of meals (only beaten by rice, which is in ALL MEALS!)!!! I just moved to a more rural "redneck" city (Brevard County) from Orlando. Here they don't sell GOOD QUALITY platanos as they do in Orlando where the spanish population is MUCH higher.
The PR Maricongo which maybe the Giant Plantain & Dwarf Puerto Rican Are Good Ones . You Can Find Them Here In The Forum , Guys Like Nick Naranja & PR Giant are experts In Plantains ..

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ask PRGIANTS lives in PR he might help you with that question
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Default Re: Plantains from PR?

I know the initiator of this post is no longer here but for general information here is some information on all the commercial variety grown in P.R., By the way in P.R almost all the production is consume locally with very litter export.


Varieties:

All commercial banana varieties
in Puerto Rico are the type that Horn
characterized by that the dried pampana according
cluster develops. The Maricongo produces
90 percent of production and the Dwarf
Common and produces 10 remaining Harton.

Maricongo

It can grow 10-17 feet.
Produce an average of 46 fruits per
cluster. (found clusters
30 fruits and 60 in a plantation).
The shape of the cluster is less conical
the Common Dwarf

Common Dwarf

Grows 8-12 feet.
Produces clusters with an average of 35
fruits.
The fruits of the first hand are more
large fruits of the last hand.
(conical clusters)

Harton

Produces clusters of less than 30 fruits.
Fruit large (l pound
approximately)
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