Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yes, We Have Two Bananas!

If you need some indication of how warm our winter has been, check out these.

We've had two fat little bananas from the larger of my two big banana trees. OK, actually bananas are the world's largest herbaceous flowering plant, but who's keeping track? Although the tags identifying their cultivars (short for "cultivated varieties") have long since been stolen by small children, I am fairly sure that this one is a close relative of commercial, "Cavendish" variety, bananas (which, by the by, are nearly all genetically identical to one another and hence particularly susceptible to diseases). The flavor was very similar, although the skin was much thicker and the texture was firmer. In fairness, I may not have waited long enough for it to be fully ripe.

I think for the next one we will try frying it like a plantain. But not in my leftover squid-flavored cooking oil.

1 comment:

  1. I'm jealous. I need a banana tree. Well, what I really need is more dirt and less concrete.