Bananas are considered to be one of the most commonly consumed fruits worldwide. However, there are some peculiar varieties of bananas that are worth exploring. Let’s take a look at some of the weirdest bananas on earth with Delicious Clean Strange.
One of the most unusual bananas is the Musa ingens variety, also known as the giant banana. What makes this fruit stand out is its massive size. It can grow up to 18cm long and 5-6cm wide, making it the biggest banana in the world. The Musa ingens is native to Papua New Guinea and can reach a towering height of 18m. Its trunk circumference can measure up to 2m, similar to that of an old tree. Additionally, its leaves can span up to 5m in length and 1m in width, making it a truly remarkable variety of banana.
Did you know that a bunch of bananas can weigh anywhere from 30 to 60 kg when fully ripe? And on average, a ripe banana is about 18cm long and 5-6cm wide. However, there is a tiny member of the banana family that goes by the name of señorita. This wild banana originates from the Philippines and is known for its sweet and tender flesh. It measures only 2.5 to 5cm in length and is often referred to as Monkoy, cariñosa, or cuarenta Dias. Señoritas are light green when unripe and turn pale yellow when they are ready to be eaten.
The miniature bananas, which are significantly smaller than the regular-sized ones, are usually consumed immediately after they ripen. This is mainly because their tiny size makes them susceptible to crushing and damage during transit. Additionally, compared to other banana varieties, these small-sized bananas are not commonly utilized in culinary recipes. On the other hand, the world’s longest banana variety is yet to be discovered.
The Kluay banana, also known as the Rhino banana, is considered the world’s longest banana variety, with an average length of about 36cm. However, despite its size, it has a small flesh compared to the largest banana variety in the world. While its appearance may suggest that it can be a full meal, it might not be the case. On the other hand, the red banana, also known as Dacca banana, originates from Australia and stands out among other banana varieties due to its vibrant red color.
Did you know that red bananas differ from regular bananas? For starters, their fruits are smaller but the skin is dark red in color. Moreover, their flesh is thick, soft and sweet to taste with a subtle fragrance.
The skin of bananas comes in a dark red or purple hue, while their flesh is a creamy white to pink shade. These fruits are known for their delightful combination of a mild banana taste with a raspberry-like flavor. Additionally, bananas are often referred to as the most visually alluring fruit.
The pink banana, also known as the “more beautiful the more dangerous” fruit, boasts a glamorous appearance with its enchanting purple-pink color. However, despite its alluring exterior, this fruit’s taste is so bitter that it’s deemed unlovable. As a result, this variety is only grown for decorative purposes.
Due to its rarity and high cost, the pink banana has become a lucrative specialty in many countries throughout Central America and the tropics. Recently, this fancy fruit has made its way to Vietnam, piquing the curiosity of many.
Measuring around 7-8cm in size, this small banana features purple-pink skin and small black seeds. It also has beautiful dark green leaves, making it a stunning addition to any landscape. Tragically, these bananas are some of the most difficult to come by, adding to their allure and mystique.
Ae ae stands out among the vast and varied world of bananas, not just because of her unique moniker, but also due to her rare “appearance.” This particular cultivar is hard to come by for a couple of reasons. Firstly, Ae ae has a distinctively bitter flavor that makes her unattractive as a food source. Additionally, her “reproduction rate” is quite low, contributing to her scarcity.
Another banana variety that’s worth mentioning is the self-producing, or wild, banana. Unlike most other types of bananas that are typically cultivated from seedlings, this one reproduces on its own. As a result, it has the highest seed count of all bananas.