Wanted to share some photos of AE

trini1triniSeptember 19, 2009

Thought I'd share some photos of my friend's AE...enjoy.

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knotz(8/PNW SWWA)

That is SO cool!!...Thanks for sharing :)

knotz

    Bookmark   September 20, 2009 at 12:40AM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

Very nice! I heard that ae ae bananas are edible when cooked and make good plantain. Must make a great decoration on the table! And I can only imagine the size the plant itself must be.

Thanks for sharing the pics!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2009 at 12:26PM
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trini1trini

They are pretty and I am waiting on her to give me some when they are mature. ;) Not sure how I'll eat it since I've heard they are starchy if eaten fresh. Guess I try cooking them as suggested.
The tree is about 10-12' tall and in full sun. She's had to apply supports to the tree since it always seems to want to fall over in a rainstorm.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2009 at 1:40PM
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lac1361(z9a Lake Charles, LA)

The Ae Ae fruit can be eaten fresh. I've found they have a citrus tang to them. You must wait until the bnanana turns completely yellow; the variegation almost disappears. Good job. This is not an easy banana to grow. Very finicky.

Steve

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 8:34AM
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sfhellwig(6a SE Kansas)

I keep telling myself that I will have an Ae Ae someday but I'll never get it to perform like that. Beautiful plant. Tell your friend congrats, others are envious of their zone 10 capabilities.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2009 at 10:44AM
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