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Old 07-06-2008, 11:08 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I'll guess Goldfinger. Thanks for the contest.
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'll guess Double Mahoi, that way I'll know asap if I'm right!

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Old 07-06-2008, 04:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Gros Michel
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I'll guess Orito (M. sapentium)!!!
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:08 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I'll guess Orito (M. sapentium)!!!
Hi Lorax, is that one of those species from Equador you were telling me about?
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Guess's updated!
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:16 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Yes, Josh, it is. Actually a Brazilian cultivar, but very very common down here. Thing is, until it fruits, it looks just like a Cavendish.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:19 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Yes, Josh, it is. Actually a Brazilian cultivar, but very very common down here. Thing is, until it fruits, it looks just like a Cavendish.
Cool! How do the fruits differ?
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:24 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Take a look in my gallery - there are a couple of pictures of Oritos there - the only yellow ripe bananas in my gallery, in fact.

They are shorter than a Cav banana, tend to be round like a broomhandle (not triangular or square), and if you let them ripen naturally they are an unreal yellow colour. The skin is fine and thin, and when the finger is completely ripe it sticks just a little (more as they approach nanner-bread colour). An average hand is about 25 fingers, and there are normally (here at least) ten or so hands on a bunch. The flavour is finer, creamier than Cav bananas, more approaching fine Sedas or Gros Michel, with a firmer, crisper texture.

As soon as the tree is in green-bunch stage, I'd be able to tell you definitively whether it's an Orito. The bunch is quite distinctive - where most bananas throw a barrel-shaped (tapering) bunch with smaller bananas at the bottom and top, Oritos throw a bunch that is tubular (does not taper).
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:30 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I wanted to take a moment to tell everyone that hasn't guessed to please do so. I see a lot of names going through the thread but not as many guess's. I purposely took the picture in the manner that I did; only showing the leaves and making it hard to determine what angle I took the pic exactly, so height and thickness of the p-stem can't really be determined... no one knows whether I have a one story home or a three story home (hence only the top of the roof being visible). For all anyone knows I could of been 10 ft away kneeling down or 30+ ft away standing up. I planned all of this so that the top experts don't have a way of making a very good educated guess and to make it fair for everyone, so please, check out the wiki page (link below) and take a guess!!! I'd really hate to see the actual variety not having been guessed!

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Old 07-07-2008, 08:33 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Oh man, now if this turns out NOT to be one, I want one! LOL

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Take a look in my gallery - there are a couple of pictures of Oritos there - the only yellow ripe bananas in my gallery, in fact.

They are shorter than a Cav banana, tend to be round like a broomhandle (not triangular or square), and if you let them ripen naturally they are an unreal yellow colour. The skin is fine and thin, and when the finger is completely ripe it sticks just a little (more as they approach nanner-bread colour). An average hand is about 25 fingers, and there are normally (here at least) ten or so hands on a bunch. The flavour is finer, creamier than Cav bananas, more approaching fine Sedas or Gros Michel, with a firmer, crisper texture.

As soon as the tree is in green-bunch stage, I'd be able to tell you definitively whether it's an Orito. The bunch is quite distinctive - where most bananas throw a barrel-shaped (tapering) bunch with smaller bananas at the bottom and top, Oritos throw a bunch that is tubular (does not taper).
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:13 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Update on the status of the banana: The flag leaf emerged this weekend!

Hope everyone here in the states had a happy and safe 4th of July!
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:48 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Thanks for the contest! I'll go with Dwarf Brazilian...
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:13 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I'll guess FHIA-18.

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Old 07-08-2008, 08:21 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Guess's updated!
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Old 07-08-2008, 09:11 AM   #36 (permalink)
 
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Cardaba....which is a short form of Saba really...we'll see.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:13 PM   #37 (permalink)
 
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I'll take a guess, Josh! I vote for Velutina! Thanks for the contest.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:01 PM   #38 (permalink)
 
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My oh-so-wild guess is Monkey Fingers. Thanks for the contest!
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:29 PM   #39 (permalink)
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my guess is also an ice cream....and I don't think this is a 3 story house...LOL
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:32 PM   #40 (permalink)
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my guess is also an ice cream....and I don't think this is a 3 story house...LOL but if it's ice cream Magic Green is the winner because she picked it first. I just think that's what it is, too! Can I have a banana (fruit)mailed to me if I was right? I don't think mine's ever going to bloom---can a banana grow to be 90 years old and 15 feet tall and never bloom?boo hoo...
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