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Old 07-02-2010, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I was wondering if all you banana nuts could answer something for me. Which bananas ripen the fastest? If you could compare the speed to that of a cavendish that would be cool since we are all familiar with it.
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I was wondering if all you banana nuts could answer something for me. Which bananas ripen the fastest? If you could compare the speed to that of a cavendish that would be cool since we are all familiar with it.
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Thanks for the information, it didn't sound like it was very tasty though. I will have to keep looking into it.

Any other ones that you know of? Lets keep them coming.
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Thanks for the information, it didn't sound like it was very tasty though. I will have to keep looking into it.
Any other ones that you know of? Lets keep them coming.
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The baby bananas like nino are at least a few weeks earlier than gran nain.
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I was wondering if all you banana nuts could answer something for me. Which bananas ripen the fastest? If you could compare the speed to that of a cavendish that would be cool since we are all familiar with it.
I have 2 types of Senorita, one of which will ripen (some fingers ready for eating) at 9 weeks from cutting the flower, while the other senorita only takes 7 weeks. This of course is only relative in my particular place, since a grower of lakatan down the road from me is harvesting his lakatan at 12 weeks while it takes mine 14 weeks to reach the same maturity. This is because while we're both in about the same growing zone, he's about 4 kilometers away but somewhat lower in elevation and further away than me from the 2nd tallest mountain on the island... so many things make a difference!

And I'm sorry, but I don't have a comparison to cavendish. Here in the Philippines, cavendish is not sale-able in the local market, so it doesn't make much sense for small growers like me to ever plant it. Yes, refrigerated truckloads of cavendish go past my place daily bound for a container at the port, but only for markets in places like Hong Kong, while I happily grow my 16 varieties of local and far more favorable types.
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I can only report on 2-- Orinoco and Raji Puri. Orinoco took about 4 months in my environment--RP over 6 months.
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Thanks everyone. Sorry chasbear I guess I was a little presumptuous about the cavendish statement.
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