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Old 06-19-2006, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blue colored bananas!

Somebody must have posted this earlier
Look at this site
http://www.inibap.org/

And here's the one with really Blue-colored bananas:
http://www.inibap.org/index.php?page=home-%3Ebp
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Blue colored bananas!

While they look real neat I just don't believe it to be real. That picture must be enhanced! Ice Creams have a nice silvery blue color before ripening but nothing like that.
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Taken from the same website which btw is very cool and has lots of great info!

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Old 06-20-2006, 12:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Blue colored bananas!

Those are real infact. There are over 1,200+ different bananas in INIBAP's genebank, and I have seen many pictures of them myself. Often wax on the fruit (glaucious) causes that bluish coloration.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Those pics sure do make them look cool!
I agree - the inibap site is good stuff.

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Yeah, INIBAP has much very interesting infos about bananas, genetic improvements, breedings, banana farming and more. I have now contact with INIBAP, I got many pics for my new German banana book. The people are very kind.

INIBAP will be important for us! I self grow hardy bananas currently in Germany.

Blue bananas, it is very cool and randy!!! A must have for every banana friend!!! But it is probably not as hardy as Musa basjoo.

I know different banana varieties with different colored and shaped fruits. There are yellow, orange, red (Red Cavendish, Dwarf Red Cavendish e. g.), round like tennis balls (e. g. Pitogo), giant fruits (African Rhinohorn), hardy bananas (basjoo, sikkimensis, yunnanensis and itinerans, Dwarf Orinoco, California Gold e.g.), there are more than 1200 banana varieties and species in all over the world. I love bananas very much since 1999 on Tenerife at the Bananera El Guanche. I'm dreaming of a banana park with many different species and varieties from all over the world, but it's impossible in Germany because of the too cold climate (only few bananas will be hardy enough in Germany to survive by winterprotection like Musa basjoo, I hate the climate in Germany). So I plan to emigrate with some befriended biologists and exotic garden enthusiasts to Southamerica to realize my dream.

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I hope you realize your dream! Good luck with the park too!!
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We're cheering you on, Joachim.
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Thanks, but I have to find at first a suitable yard which is cheap, large enough and has the suitable climate in Southamerica. One German friend in Chile told me that yards in Southamerica to purchase are so as many as stones in the sand at the sea. At first one friend from Luebeck/Germany has to check his money until the fall and hopes that his mom will provide him with her money to emigrate, then he and I will travel to there and look at the yards to purchase, he and I will share the yard. He is hot to emigrate, he wants to emigrate immediately, but the money ....

But another friend of me plans to make the doctor, he is biologist. And the another friend from Vienna/Austria who is creating the triploid basjoo, the polyploid basjoo and crossed by DNA fusion basjoo with fruit bananas has from the next month on one new job, he will travel worldwide in his job.

The time will tell us.

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Can anyone get a picture of those blue bananas(other than "Burmese-Blue") in the bunch and with the plant? I've never seen one before.

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Default Re: Blue colored bananas!

Musa 'Dukuru' with bluish fruit. note that when they are blue like this, they are still unripe. i know this isnt as blue as those other ones, but they are similar, although also lighting probly has a lot to do with it as well. but blue bananas do exist!

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What a great site. Lots of interesing stuff!

I hope you reach your dream Joachim!
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Ok, I was wonder living in Ohio where I could purchase Blue bananas my search is coming up with nothing.

I heard they grow in Hawaii. Was hoping that one of the many health food stores would carry some?

Any advice on where to buy them?

Anyhow Thanks in Advance.
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