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Old 01-02-2010, 05:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The is the first bunch of Misi Luki to ripen for me, and also the first bunch harvested in 2010! You might remember this bunch from the Misi Luki contest. Notice the early splitting. This is from the last rains we had and the little bit of warm weather since then.

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Old 01-02-2010, 05:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It is cutting off time, right?
Waiting for a taste report .
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Tomorrow my wife will help me harvest them but I think it will be a few more days until they are ripe enough to eat.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:23 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I cut another hand of Raji Puri--still green but starting to get a little yellow blush. They are the best tasting banana I have ever eaten--not that I have eaten a lot of varieties--yet.

I am glad I learned about cutting one hand at a time--I would hate to have to eat 59 naners in just a few days--even if they are the best.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:35 PM   #25 (permalink)
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what do the raja puri taste like?
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:02 PM   #26 (permalink)
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They are not as astringent as store bought naners when they are firm. They have a mild tart flavor when firm.
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I started eating the ripe SH 3640 :-) !!! They have excellent flavor! Some of my relatives made Pasteles and Alcapurrias with green ones when they first received them. They said that were softer than plaintain but they came out very tasty!



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Old 01-03-2010, 05:05 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Congrats!
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The fruit ended up being only 3" long.



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Old 01-13-2010, 02:50 PM   #30 (permalink)
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How does it taste and what sort of texture does it have?
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A little tart and creamy.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:01 PM   #32 (permalink)
 
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Yum! This definitely beats my radishes
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:44 PM   #33 (permalink)
 
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Praying Hands Bananas..the weather conditions that we had for almost 2 weeks was to blame…for early harvest.
Flag leaf date: Nov/10-15/2009
Harvest date:Jan/20/2010
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In that state of growth you should be able to peal, grind the flesh and make pastles! Congratulations!
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:07 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Still looks like a nice harvest, Emily!
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LOVE the Praying Hands!!! ~Cheryl
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What is the ideal time frame for harvesting PH.?
I am boiling a couple right now anyway ... comments about it flavor and texture of the fruit are always positive.

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Nicely done Emily, the time scale from fruiting til the fruit was ripe is laso interesting. Thanks for pics and info.
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Love it !it kind of taste like a plantain that I try in south America in a trip call by the locals “Topocho”

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Interesting,lol, if I show this pics to average citizen in Croatia, with cooked bananas served with cheese, I have many reasons to belive that they would burn me as heretics in dark ages
I have to try that once!
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