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European Section This forum is for members of the Banana Society from anywhere in all of the European Union to discuss things about banana plants, to discuss issues of getting banana plants in and into Europe, to discuss the things that bother the region, etc.. The forum exists to allow every new European member to get in touch with his/her European colleagues, exchange plants, give advice, and more efficiently organize the European banana community.


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Old 11-20-2015, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally I've got to eat my first crop of home-grown bananas...Musa rajapuri...which are about half the size of M. cavendish, but are sweeter and have a slightly stronger flavour.
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Congratulations! I saw your photo gallery... do you take any photos of matured banana hands?
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Hi Luisport...

Have one image...am just about to upload it.
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for your comments.

That was image number two...I can't find image No 1 anywhere, so I'll try again!
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Old 11-22-2015, 02:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Not so maybe. Orinoco for sure
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This is my "not so big" Rajapuri...
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Thanks Barrie! Well I wouldn't call myself an expert, just a banana enthusiast with a bit of OCD about collecting. I'm actually not all that great about identifying types though Bluggo group types tend to have those hard angles to them, so they stand out. It's rarely dipped below 70F in the past 6 months and after several years here, anything below 65F feels almost painful!
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Finally I've got to eat my first crop of home-grown bananas...Musa rajapuri...which are about half the size of M. cavendish, but are sweeter and have a slightly stronger flavour. (Have tried to upload image to this post but it seems to have gone to members galleries!)
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How long have you had it,agree with Rob its not a Rajapuri, it definitely looks like a Orinoco
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