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Old 09-11-2009, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I just got some super small nanners for a gift, this this bunch fits in your hand!! The fruits are about 3in long!! The bag that they were in said that they are sweat... so does anyone know know what type of banana plant makes these nanners? I have some size references in the pictures...









Aney Ideas on what kind of banana plant makes these nanners??

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Old 09-11-2009, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I ate one, it tasted sweat almost like a red apple. They have a yellowish center, not like a normal wightish-yellow.







In back row in the center. Comparing size to a normal banana.


The small banana on the left compairing to a normal banana bunch on the right.

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Old 09-11-2009, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They are Musa 'Nino', also commonly called 'Sucrier', there are many other names for them though too.
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LOL...leave it to Gabe to come in here and tell you EXACTLY what you have in detail without hesitation. Props, once again bro!
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They should be Manzano or apple bananas.
Most of the time you find them in Latino or Asian markets.
The plants are susceptible to Panama disease.
the Manzano is one of my favorites.
I have several growing in my yard now.
My neighbor has several and regularly graces me with some of his.
As with any fruit the store bought ones are not as good as home grown.
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They are Musa 'Nino', also commonly called 'Sucrier', there are many other names for them though too.
i agree wt gabe....most probably sucriers...but sucriers do come in many varieties nowadays...
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They should be Manzano or apple bananas.
Most of the time you find them in Latino or Asian markets.
The plants are susceptible to Panama disease.
the Manzano is one of my favorites.
I have several growing in my yard now.
My neighbor has several and regularly graces me with some of his.
As with any fruit the store bought ones are not as good as home grown.
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Scott,
I was about to say that they are Manzano. I have a mat of it now, and it always has these apple flavored bananas *hence the name 'apple banana'.
I think it's a very fast maturing one as well, which usually is ready to pick in about half the time of many others.

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Scott,
I was about to say that they are Manzano. I have a mat of it now, and it always has these apple flavored bananas *hence the name 'apple banana'.
I think it's a very fast maturing one as well, which usually is ready to pick in about half the time of many others.

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I agree. If they have an apple taste to them, they are manzano. As far as I know, they are the only variety of bananas with that characteristic.

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Six Most Popular Types of Bananas | HealthMad

-Manzano Banana
The Manzano banana is short and chubby with a mild strawberry-apple flavor, and the skin is black when it’s ripe. It has a chunkier and heavier appearance than traditional banana. This banana is usually grown in Asia, South America, Mexico, Caribbean, and Africa, which also known as Apple banana.

Baby/Nino Banana
Baby/Nino banana is about three inches long. When they are ripe, they turn bright yellow and have a rich, sweet flavor, and creamy texture. This is one of the smallest and sweetest bananas around. It is only 3 inches long, and a native of Colombia. It is an excellent source of heart-healthy vitamin B6. This baby banana can be baked, sauteed, broiled, and even grilled.-



However, I do not agree with manzano's being black when ripe. You DO want to see some black on the skin before you eat it, but not entirely black. If eaten when greenish/yellow with no black spots or cracks, the bananas will be VERY starchy and inedible. I usually wait to see the skin crack.

Blake09, did your little bananas show the above mentioned characteristic?

Here is a photo of some I bought at the store the other day. They are commonly sold in all grocery stores here. They will not be ripe for another 2-3 days.

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Some WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS baby bananas I picked up yesterday @ .99 cents a pound.
Cost me .59 cents!
They were so yummy!!


Remind me again please...which banana plant do I grow to get these little beauties???!!!

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Some WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS baby bananas I picked up yesterday @ .99 cents a pound.
Cost me .59 cents!
They were so yummy!!
Remind me again please...which banana plant do I grow to get these little beauties???!!!

Thanks! ~Cheryl
It says 'baby' on the sticker... so I guess it's the below mentioned baby/nino bananas.

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I do not agree with manzano's being black when ripe. You DO want to see some black on the skin before you eat it, but not entirely black.
Akk! I've been down that road. IMHO Manzanos OR Niņo's taste terrible when they get too black. I've had to give them to the dogs because they taste too much like an overripe mango. Not good. Black spots, definitely. Black and no yellow - garbage.
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Remind me again please...which banana plant do I grow to get these little beauties???!!!

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