This Banana Peels Itself
February 9, 2019 10:51am CST
I am familiar with yellow bananas and red bananas, but I was not aware that there are also pink bananas growing here and there in this world of ours. The pink banana plant is native to India and Southeast Asia. Pink banana plants do best in subtropical and tropical climates. Greenhouses and conservatories around the world are home to pink banana plants too. The pink banana is also called a "hairy banana," however, I prefer to call it a "pink banana." Pink bananas actually peel themselves when ripe. The pink banana has a sweet, creamy taste if you can get past the very hard seeds inside the pink banana. Biting down on one of a pink banana's seeds could result in a very nice tooth suffering a break. A pink banana plant really does dress up a garden with its pink flowers and pink bananas. To grow a pink banana plant, the following tips may come in handy: 1. To avoid killing a pink banana plant, the temperature for the plant must be between 68 F to 75 F at all times. 2. The pink banana plant must be grown in compost that is very fine. 3. The pink banana plant requires a lot of natural light. 4. The pink banana plant can spend some time outdoors in the warm summer months. 5. In cold winter months, the pink banana plant needs to be placed in a greenhouse. 6. Pink banana plants grown in pots allow for moving the pots indoors during a cold snap. Note: A bunch of bananas is called a hand, and a single banana is called a finger.
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Pink bananas? Never heard of them before - are they also called 'hairy' bananas, reminds me of something which I dare not disclose. But I must commend you - you do manage to conjure up really interesting and entertaining stuff time-to-time with your posts
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Although pink bananas grow in tropical to subtropical climes, this particular banana is one of the more cold tolerant. If provided protection from the cold by mulching heavily around the plant it will be fine. It is said to be cold hardy as far north as USDA zone 7b.