the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur (plonq) wrote,
the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur
plonq

  • Location:
  • Mood:

Yes, we have no bananas -- oh wait, we DO!

In a world dominated by Cavendish, it is unusual (around here anyway) to find other varieties of bananas. The Co-Op store down the street was selling these mini bananas on the weekend, so I bought a few along with some regular ones. A bit of searching on the net suggests that they are Lady Finger bananas, and the descriptions I found match my own experience with them. They have thin skins, and are sweeter and more flavourful than the Cavendish variety.
Curiously small banana

A couple of sites I have read suggest letting these ripen more than you would a Cavendish and wait until the skin is actually brown. I've had a couple of them at this ripeness, so I may leave the last two to ripen more for the sake of comparison. Right now I consider alternate varieties like this a treat, but given the extreme monoculture of modern banana production, and the seemingly unstoppable fungus that is threatening to wipe them out, these may be the norm in a few years.
Tags: banana
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments