Fruits & Vegetable week - Banana fruit-030111MN

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mani nair

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Jan 3, 2011, 12:36:37 AM1/3/11
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Dear friends,

Sending photos of Banana tree and fruits.

Place :   Pattambi
Date  :   May 2009

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Mani.
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tanay bose

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Jan 3, 2011, 12:39:53 AM1/3/11
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Nice one Mani Ji
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mani nair

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Jan 3, 2011, 12:44:13 AM1/3/11
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Thanks Tanay ji for your appreciation.  
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Mani.

Balkar Arya

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Jan 3, 2011, 9:20:29 AM1/3/11
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Musa paradisiaca


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Dinesh Valke

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Jan 4, 2011, 11:10:40 PM1/4/11
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NATIVE, CULTIVATED :: Musaceae (musa family) » Musa x paradisiaca


MEW-suh -- the Latin word musa, for banana, plantain-fruit   
par-uh-DIS-ee-uh-ka -- referring to gardens, parks, paradise


commonly known as
: banana, fig of paradise, plantain • Assamese: কলা kala • Hindi: कदली kadali, केला kela, पापड़ा papra • Kannada: ಬಾಳೇಹಣ್ಣು baalehannu, ಬಳೆ ಕಾಯಿ bale kaayi, ಕದಳಿ kadali • Kashmiri: केल kela • Konkani: क्यांळे kyaanle • Malayalam: മഊചം maaucam, വാഴ vaazha • Manipuri: লফূ থরো laphoo tharo • Marathi: कदल kadala, केळ kela • Nepalese: कदली kadali • Sanskrit: भानुफला bhanuphala, कदली kadali, मोच mocha • Tamil: வாழை vaazha • Telugu: అరటి arati, కదళ kadala • Urdu: کيلا kelaa, موز mauz


Distribution
: cultivated pantropically



banana - plantain mixup:
... the plantain ... is generally used for cooking, in contrast to the soft, sweet banana (which is sometimes called the dessert banana).
... the word "banana" is often used (some would say incorrectly, although there is no formal botanical distinction between bananas and plantains) to describe other plantain varieties, and names may reflect local uses or characteristics of varieties: cooking plantain, banana plantain, beer banana, bocadillo plantain, etc.
... plantains tend to be firmer and lower in sugar content than dessert bananas. Bananas are most often eaten raw, while plantains tend to be cooked or otherwise processed, and are used either when green or unripe (and therefore starchy) or overripe (and therefore sweet).
Quoted from Wikipedia


some banana facts:
... The banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant.
... The plants are normally tall and fairly sturdy and are often mistaken for trees ...
... Bananas are naturally slightly radioactive, more so than most other fruits,
Quoted from Wikipedia



Dear friends, please validate if plants posted by me and dear Mani are indeed Musa x paradisiaca (plantain) OR would it be Musa acuminata x balbisiana (banana).
Read more about plantain and banana at Wikipedia.


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Prashant awale

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Jan 5, 2011, 9:14:36 AM1/5/11
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Good series of photographs.
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Prashant

mani nair

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Jan 5, 2011, 11:15:39 PM1/5/11
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Thanks Tanay ji, Balkar ji, Dinesh ji and  Prashant ji for the ID and appreciation.

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Mani.
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