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Musa spp. Dwarf pink banana

May 11, 2008


This is the dwarf pink banana. As you can see the small fruits are peeling themselves, almost like a second bloom. I had never tried the ripe fruits before, they’re sweet, although full of very hard black seeds. If you try to peel the semi-ripe bananas they’re not very edible, you have to wait for them to peel themselves. I’m trying to propagate it from seed. 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristin permalink
    January 5, 2009 10:08:45 pm

    have you had any luck? i am about to start this from seed to use as an indoor plant.

  2. April 11, 2011 10:08:21 am

    Grew this in an indoor mylar grow tent under a 400watt HPS.
    The key is to eat them JUST as they begin to open.
    Dont wait too long, and dont eat too soon.

    Because of this:

    They are no good for storage, obvious.
    The tiny black seeds are a pain in the ass.

    But it tastes fantastic.

  3. Anonymous permalink
    October 11, 2013 10:08:00 am

    I know this is an old post, but that’s ok…this species is Musa velutina


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