Ask a Question forum: Banana with giant seeds

Views: 597, Replies: 7 » Jump to the end

Vinu
Feb 22, 2017 7:56 AM CST
Hi,
I just got a banana plant and the fruits born by this plant has gaint seeds. I have attached the photo. I am not sure if this is natural or some disease or is it safe to consume.

I am writing from Bangalore India.
Thumb of 2017-02-22/visitor/c431a3

Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Feb 22, 2017 8:04 AM CST
It is probably a wild banana. It should be safe to eat but may not be very delicious.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Feb 22, 2017 12:32 PM CST
I agree, instead of Musa it's probably fruit of the Wild Banana (Ensete ventricosum)

For comparison, there are photos of fruit here: https://www.google.com/search?...
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
Deer Bookworm Keeper of Poultry Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Georgia
Plant Identifier Rabbit Keeper Composter Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
Image
greene
Feb 22, 2017 12:57 PM CST
There are several types that have seeds and tasty flesh. The seeds need to be spit out but the fruit is edible.
Musa Basjoo
Musa Velutina
Musa Helen's hybrid
There are others.

The modern bananas that we eat are sterile and produce either no seed or just tiny seed.

I once saw a program on television that described many different types of banana and one they mentioned was extremely tasty but had huge seeds...wish I could remember which variety it was. *Blush*
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Feb 22, 2017 7:21 PM CST
I stand corrected.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Feb 22, 2017 7:25 PM CST
I googled and found a page with a few Wild Bananas of Northeast India: http://www.promusa.org/blogpos...

Also this one: http://www.sci-news.com/biolog...
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~



Vinu
Feb 23, 2017 11:03 PM CST
Thank You all so much!!
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
Image
Mutisia
Feb 23, 2017 11:29 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, Vinu!
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

Thanks to your question I learned something interesting today Thumbs up

Stay with us - we have another member from Mysore, Dinu, who takes great pictures.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Sparkly"