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Old 09-06-2012, 02:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Xtra Xtra Large plantain!!! Are they ARH?

During my recent visit to India, I seen a Plantain. They are extra extra large in size!! I am wondering what are they? Are They ARH? I had a chance to taste them. They are excellent in taste may be better than Hua mua. Here is some pics. Any body can id this plant...that will be big help..Thanks.


Small normal local platains in the middle for comparison

15 inches long!!!

15 inches long!!!

This bunch has about 20 fingers ..allready harvested about more than half of it.
There was an other plant had about 40 fingers ..They are horn plantains.


A pup is being planted

Blacky is observing it..


Any body can id this plant...that will be big help..Thanks.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Xtra Xtra Large plantain!!! Are they ARH?

Some type of Horn plantain, but there are many cultivars, not just 'African Rhino Horn'. We would have to see the entire fruit bunch and lots of detailed photos to attempt a real ID down to cultivar.
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Default Re: Xtra Xtra Large plantain!!! Are they ARH?

That's the "family sized" sweet plantain
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Some type of Horn plantain, but there are many cultivars, not just 'African Rhino Horn'. We would have to see the entire fruit bunch and lots of detailed photos to attempt a real ID down to cultivar.
I don't have any more photos of the plant. I will try to get more photos in the future...Thanks


More photos of the Fruit!!!




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That's a meal inside the peel.. lol :^)
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Check this link..

similar size..

James' extra large banana
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This might help for a comparison.

The largest fruit I have grown was 26 inches and 56 ounces, there probably are Horns that produce larger fruit.



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This might help with a comparison, the fruit was from a Dwarf Horn.

It was the smallest fruit in the bunch at 21 inches and 42 ounces.

The largest fruit I have grown was 26 inches and 56 ounces, there are

probably Horns that produce much larger fruit.
26 Inches!! that must be huge! What is Dwarf horn? Dwarf ARH or Dwarf super Plantain? Do you have a picture of the whole plant? How tall is the Dwarf horn?
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