Musa Apple Manzano Banana

Randy31513(Georgia 8b)April 5, 2012

Anybody have any experience or tasting notes on this banana? I got it when I ordered the Ice cream banana.

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rednofl(9b Goldenrod Fl hz 10)

Excellent tasting banana, Some people dont like it because they try it before it really gets ripe. Just wait a few days after it looks ripe before you eat it. It has a hint of tartness thus the apple flavor. For me a much more reliable producer than Ice Cream.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 5:26AM
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Randy31513(Georgia 8b)

Thanks, just what I was looking for in an answer to my question. I found a couple of over references to waiting till they are ripe. What color are they when fully ripe? Is the texture firm?


    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 6:19AM
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rednofl(9b Goldenrod Fl hz 10)

When you think they are ripe compared to a regular store bought banana wait a few days. I wait for them to start falling off the stalk almost if you want them sweet.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 3:16PM
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When we were down in South Florida a few weekends back, we stopped at the Redland Market Village on our way back to look at the produce. Some of the vendors had apple bananas for sale. I picked up some to try because I have them growing in my yard but have not got any fruit from them yet. The girlfriend and I both tried them when we got home later. The GF really liked them as they were, I thought they were ok (ripe like store bought bananas). I knew they needed to sit on the counter for a few more days for best taste. Had the rest about 4 days later, much, much better.
Like rednofl says "falling off the stalk".
The GF liked them so much, that I tell her I have a Raja Puri putting out fruit and that the Grand Nain is getting ready to flower, her reply is "I want the apple bananas".

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 3:07PM
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Randy31513(Georgia 8b)

Thanks for the replies. Now I just have to wait two years. :)

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 7:02AM
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We tried Mysore bananas in homestead and were shocked at the flavor. I bought that plant that day.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 7:34PM
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