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Congratulations for all you members receiving packages!....



Nice assortment of banana varieties plus a "Corazon" Red Custard Apple (Annona Reticulata) fruit!



To find out when the Red Custard Apple it is ripe, "use the avocado concept", means touch and squeeze the fruit gently looking for completely softness of the whole fruit, not in one part only....Sometimes the fruit starts to soften on top only...that it is a good indication that eventually it will ripe completely....Do not open the fruit until it is ripe (soft) completely, the whole fruit!....enjoy!......

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Thanks Keith!

Mine arrived perfectly as well! Can't wait to try the corazon, I'll give it the avocado ripeness test!

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That's awesome. Always wanted to try a custard Apple or sugar Apple but I've never had a Banana either (not counting grocery store Chiquita banana). Looks awesome. Congrats everyone. I'd def be interested if this happens again.
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Just fruit, the super cute smiley face was not included.

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Tried the Apple looking thing but i thought it sucked. Sorry
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I appreciate the honesty and don't like all the PC crap you see on forums. With that being said I don't like them either but many people love them and you'll never know if you don't try them. You were the only one that didn't like the Patupi but eating them before you can get the peel off usually means they were not ripe. Good Luck with the VC.
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I was happy I got to try the Corazon. Just for the experience. It had lots of seeds to work around and the sweet custard taste was just on the parts closer to the outside.

I personally don't think it sucked, but I've had better fruits. It certainly won't replace monstera deliciosa as my favorite odd looking fruit!

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I have not tried one yet, but looking forward to the next shipment. Maybe then...
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Varieties I supposedly bought: Manzano, Cavendish, Blue Java, Sweetheart, and Gros Michel.
What it seems I actually have: Brazilian, Cavendish, Namwah, Dwarf Red, Gros Michel, Pisang Ceylon, Veinte Cohol and SH 3640, and American Goldfinger. FHIA 1, Paggi and FHIA 17... Always room for one more.
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I have not tried one yet, but looking forward to the next shipment. Maybe then...
Same here but I'm def stoked to try the bananas and maybe an Annona. Hopefully PR-Giants will send out some more
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Oh, yes... Mainly the bananas, especially GM. It's hard to know what kinds of bananas you wanna plant if you don't taste some first...
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From my box of fruit, I've now been able to eat the Verdin and Goldfinger bananas. The rest are ripening up this week.

So, I am not a good person to provide a very detailed taste report - I'd probably need 80+lbs of bananas and live in Hawaii to do that! haha

However, I did enjoy the verdin over the goldfinger. The verdin was sweet and custard like - it reminded me of a red banana and even had a similar orange/red color inside.

The goldfinger bananas were a bit harder to judge ripeness since the peels develop big black spots as soon as they turn yellow. The fruit wasn't harmed by the spots and I probably ate them a day or two before fully ripe. The goldfingers were more tart and had a similar crisp sensation that is similar to eating an apple.

Having said that, I personally think both types were more tasty and interesting than the grocery store Cavendish.

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How were the VC, did they suck too?

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No problem with shipping the 80+lbs of bananas

The Verdin is in the Red subgroup and has a lighter orange/red color inside.


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From my box of fruit, I've now been able to eat the Verdin and Goldfinger bananas. The rest are ripening up this week.

So, I am not a good person to provide a very detailed taste report - I'd probably need 80+lbs of bananas and live in Hawaii to do that! haha

However, I did enjoy the verdin over the goldfinger. The verdin was sweet and custard like - it reminded me of a red banana and even had a similar orange/red color inside.

The goldfinger bananas were a bit harder to judge ripeness since the peels develop big black spots as soon as they turn yellow. The fruit wasn't harmed by the spots and I probably ate them a day or two before fully ripe. The goldfingers were more tart and had a similar crisp sensation that is similar to eating an apple.

Having said that, I personally think both types were more tasty and interesting than the grocery store Cavendish.

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I appreciate the honesty and don't like all the PC crap you see on forums. With that being said I don't like them either but many people love them and you'll never know if you don't try them. You were the only one that didn't like the Patupi but eating them before you can get the peel off usually means they were not ripe. Good Luck with the VC.
The VC was excellent! I eat at the perfect ripeness. Definitely did not suck.

The Patupi taste was also excellent. I tried too soon witch made it hard to peel. Second try a day later was perfect!
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Save paper... use bananas as packing material.
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Agreed! Lol. Gonna be any packages with Banana packing material any time soon?
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Agreed! Lol. Gonna be any packages with Banana packing material any time soon?
With all the rain we had today there just wasn't enough time to do boxes of fruit. And the dogs probably didn't really appreciated the quality of the Mysore, they inhaled that bunch in under 30 seconds.

The great thing about using dog crap to fertilize bananas is it's high in potassium, plus they don't eat the peels so we get an extra 30 pounds of bananas peels each day for top mulch.
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