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Old 01-10-2014, 11:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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GOOD GOLLY!!! Perhaps I missed it... what on earth type of Banana plant is THAT?!?
Lol....Saba...to put this in perspective..my friend in the blue shirt is 6'4"
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LOL, man I LOVE those pics! I can't help but smile and laugh to myself as I scroll through them. I am just flabbergasted at their awesomeness.

Rmplmnz, you've truly got a Saba-sized green thumb. Much respect!
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Okay... Big Daddy's a Saba... what is typical of the taste of those, which is my primary concern? Can you describe flavor/texture? Secondly, what's production like (do you have to wait awhile for them to mature for production)?
I'm zone 9.
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Okay... Big Daddy's a Saba... what is typical of the taste of those, which is my primary concern? Can you describe flavor/texture? Secondly, what's production like (do you have to wait awhile for them to mature for production)?
I'm zone 9.
There a ton of posts on Saba and Taste...

If you could plant only???

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1. Hua Moa
2. Hua Moa, Mysore
3. Hua Moa, Mysore, Goldfinger

I am a big fan of Hua Moa. I've figured out when to use it for the various plantain recipes that I cook on a regular basis.

Mysore is the best small banana that I have tasted, Nam Wah is good but I'd rather have a mysore. Mysore also doesn't have problems with Panama disease.

Goldfinger is a great variety, it taste great, and it's resistant to disease.
Awesome Nicolas..I agree on Hua Moa..first banana plant I ever acquired (1993) from Going Bananas..based on Mrs. Lessard's (Bill Lessard sold GB to Don & Katie) recommendation.

1. Hua Moa
2. Hua Moa Saba

Both can be eaten:

* fried ripe or green
* Eaten out of hand ripe
* Boiled green
* Tostones
* Awesome when microwaved for 60 seconds or so and placed on frozen yogurt (or Coconut Ice Cream for the Vegans).

Taste is discretionary...but I think a ripe Saba is as fine a tasting banana as I have ever experienced (out of 50 or so varieties....sans Fehi :-)
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Thanks for the information. Mysore is on my list of three and so is a dwarf Namwah... but don't know if I'd be doubling up on varieties so similar that I would lose having any variety -as I only have places for 3 types.
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Thanks for the information. Mysore is on my list of three and so is a dwarf Namwah... but don't know if I'd be doubling up on varieties so similar that I would lose having any variety -as I only have places for 3 types.
:-) more research!
The good news is there is a wealth of information on the Org site.

It comes down to three things....

1)Climate
2)Palate (Your palate)
3)Plant Size..


1) Can you plant very cold sensitive varieties??

2)My top bananas rarely make any one else's top list...I love super super hott food (I ate 10 Munchie's 420 cafe wings in 3 1/2 minutes...see the only Hott challenge Adam failed in Man vs. Food)..yep my picture is in the Hall of Fame..



So I do not like sweet foods....I like a dense banana Saba, Hua Moa, Fehi, Ele Ele...and occasionally a sweet banana..like a "perfectly" ripe Ice Cream (no better banana on the planet)..

3)Space...how tall a plant you can handle...
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Seriously fun stuff, this thread needs more pics and a sticky!
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good question. I want one.
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