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In Bohol last week - her father grows green bananas (not the Saba fat ones) very sweet - much more than the yellow ones

We  brought back several Kilos - put them in fridge for Smoothies

She adds Pineapple, Mango, Yogurt, puts in freezer for me - it's like a milk shake

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Bought some bananas this morning. Export quality highland Sweetio bananas from the Dole plantations on Mindanao. Mostly they get shipped to Japan but we got some. Buying them was fairly straight-

Wife says the green narnies taste nicer particularly when making halo halo.....

Or.....you could look at it as a win win , the seller has achieved asking price and the buyer is happy with that price .....hence the sale occurred. 

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I love the green ones when they are ripe which is a little harder to tell. Squeeze them to tell. Don't put bananas that aren't ripe yet in the ref. My favorites are the little fat thin skinned yellow ones. 

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31 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

I love the green ones when they are ripe which is a little harder to tell. Squeeze them to tell. Don't put bananas that aren't ripe yet in the ref. My favorites are the little fat thin skinned yellow ones. 

Very ripe before ref.

Same here - don't really like the thick skin yellows even they are bigger

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25 minutes ago, lamoe said:

Very ripe before ref.

Same here - don't really like the thick skin yellows even they are bigger

Bolongan are the green, sweet ones. Everybody like

Tundan are the small, fatty yellow, Quite plain taste, kids like.

Lakatan is the export quality. Big, yellow sweet. Seldom I buy.

Bukid bananas I call the red big ones. Sometimes buy

There are many more...

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16 hours ago, lamoe said:

In Bohol last week - her father grows green bananas (not the Saba fat ones) very sweet - much more than the yellow ones

We  brought back several Kilos - put them in fridge for Smoothies

She adds Pineapple, Mango, Yogurt, puts in freezer for me - it's like a milk shake

I also like the green Banana's alot better than the crappy Lakatan plus the green ones are dirt cheap..To me the green ones have more of a banana flavor but the king is still the Cavendish variety..

 

15 hours ago, RR3 said:

Lakatan is the export quality. Big, yellow sweet. Seldom I buy.

I think they only export the Cavendish variety if you can find them...The owner of the gym I go to owns a banana farm here in the Davao area and occasionally has them at the gym for free but I heard he exports almost all his crop..

The one im trying to find is the Blue Java Banana...They say it tastes like ice cream...

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5 hours ago, RangerUp said:

Not sweet

Plz come here and taste, our bolongan green and sweet :chopper:

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lamoe
8 hours ago, RangerUp said:

Not sweet

That's them

Bananas are like hot peppers and onions (Ghost / Vidalia)

Where and how they're grown make the difference

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We grow a lot. Sell some, eat some and give away to neighbors. Bit of a barter system as we get big bags of avocado in return. Not much on the plantain type but my parner makes a meal of them with coconut milk. Harvested when green I keep them under cover but they ripen so quickly.

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11 hours ago, RangerUp said:

Do they look like this?

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Yes, bolongan is green and sweet. If Yours not sweet, they are not ripe.

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On 4/19/2019 at 4:17 PM, RR3 said:

Yes, bolongan is green and sweet. If Yours not sweet, they are not ripe.

They need to be harvested when the first ones are turning a little yellow. They ripen in 48 hours. another sure sign is that nearly all the leaves on the plant are dead. They sell at 50 centavos each. 

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5 hours ago, RangerUp said:

Why so cheap? That's like 10 to 20 times less than the price of Tondan or Lakitan

Probably from China....:o

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5 hours ago, Dafey said:

Probably from China....:o

yellow slanty bananas !! 

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11 hours ago, RangerUp said:

Why so cheap? That's like 10 to 20 times less than the price of Tondan or Lakitan

Local price.

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3 hours ago, hyaku said:

Local price.

Prices vary all time. Mostly every day they sell Tundan from a truck for 30p /kg, at market 40-50p. Bolongan is the cheapest but my fav (I am so cheap). Lakatan 60p. Ok. Lakatan is sweet and a nice flavour but still the green ones win. Yes, bananas is my breakfast.

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49 minutes ago, RangerUp said:

They're all local price, the question is why does one cost 20 times less than the other two.

 

Because that's what the buy them for to resell in the local sari sari store. Also very cheap to buy. We try to trade off for mango and avocado. problem is most of ours ripen at the same time. Ours are Lakatan and lots of Saba that my partner eats.  

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