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Old 04-19-2018, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello all, I have a question about a banana that I ate approximately 25-30 years ago in Naples Florida in a development called Turtle Lakes. The plant was about 6-10ft tall and leaves were green from what I remember and the inside flesh of the banana was pinkish orange in color. I donít remember the color of the outside of the banana. I know this is a pretty vague description of the fruit but it is the best banana I have ever tasted and havenít been able to figure out what variety it is. Any help would be awesome. Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Could be any number of different varieties, would need more specific info or a photo to narrow down unfortunately.
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Default Re: Pinkish orange colored flesh banana

I have a variety that looks like a fat sausage and orange to apricot on the inside, it's known as M. Popoulu. No fruit as yet, but I had the opportunity to pick some unripe fruits from the mother tree. Apparently it can be eaten out of hand when ripe but it's more commonly cooked, being a plantain. A popular variety in Hawaii. Mine, incidentally, came from Tonga.
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