Saturday, July 26, 2008

'Jamaican Red' Banana

This is a medium size banana tree that has fruits with red skin. The inside of the fruit is more orange than yellow. This is considered the best dessert banana in the Caribbean.

Family: Musaceae •
Genus: Musa •
Species: acuminata (Colla) 1820 •
Country of Origin: Indo-Malaysian region reaching to northern Australia •
Common Names: 'Jamaican Red' •

This picture is from 7-15-2008 as you can see it's growing rapidly!

Here's some nice close ups of the flowers. I'll be documenting the progress until the fruits are ready to eat! These pics are from yesterday 7-25-2008

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