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Old 07-02-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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This is a really interesting video about the growing and harvesting of Dole bananas. I love benanas but due to a potassium problem I'm only allowed half of one every 3 days. I could eat one every day.

DOLE - Harvesting Bananas - YouTube
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:47 PM
 
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Thanks, that was very interesting. A couple of things you may or may not know about bananas. They are easier to peel from the bottom rather than the stem end. Secondly, after you peel the banana, center your finger on either end and push lightly, the banana with split into 3 equal parts. Kids love this trick.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Mmmm, bananas. Where I was born we had banana trees in the yard. There is such a huge variety of them and I love them.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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Thanks again, very informative. With all the care and precautions they use to avoid bruising, I think
whoever brings them to our area is messing things up (they are always bruised and way too ripe).
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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They aren't ripe until they have a few brown specks on them Bruising I can do without.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I like my bananas very ripe where the outer skin has very many brown spots on it, but not to the point where the skin is black. At that point I will use the bananas for banana bread.
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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Mmmmm ... 'nanas!

I prefer mine firm and underripe. I'd rather the peel have green than brown. Once they start getting brown spots, the texture is all wrong for me. I only like ripe banana for recipes like banana bread or fritters.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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That was an interesting video - thanks!

I usually eat a banana every day. I prefer mine firm and under ripe.

I wonder what happened to the bananas from Hawaii?
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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That was an interesting video - thanks!

I usually eat a banana every day. I prefer mine firm and under ripe.

I wonder what happened to the bananas from Hawaii?
Love my apple bananas; so schweet!
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:05 PM
 
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Mmmmm ... 'nanas!
I prefer mine firm and underripe. I'd rather the peel have green than brown. Once they start getting brown spots, the texture is all wrong for me. I only like ripe banana for recipes like banana bread or fritters.
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I usually eat a banana every day. I prefer mine firm and under ripe.
^^^^ditto.
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