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Are these bananas edible?

Are these bananas edible? (Musa basjoo (Japanese banana))

15 Nov 2013

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I think they will be when they ripen, but aren't you suppose to cut that flower head off. I think I saw that on a documentary.

20 Nov, 2013


Not sure pm Delonix1 he'll know as he has banana's in his garden

20 Nov, 2013


It looks pretty even if its not edible............

20 Nov, 2013


Thank you all for your comments!

I asked Delonix1 and he said they were edible. I'm still waiting for his answer about the flower whether I should cut it off or not. By the way, it seems the flower is also edible, although I don't fancy eating that :p

25 Nov, 2013


Yes, the male flowers at the end should be cut off. It takes nutrients from the bananas. The male flowers are edible, also. They cost a lot of money in the stores here in San Diego, CA. I don't know how to cook them, though. The male flowers are considered a delicacy in Vietnam and other Asian cultures.

26 Nov, 2013



Thank you very much for your answer to my question; you're soooooo kind! Much obliged!!

26 Nov, 2013


OK now I have to make a banana cream pie. It's all your fault :)

26 Nov, 2013


lol lol lol

Banana cream pie? Never heard of it. Sounds yummy!

26 Nov, 2013


It's heavenly!! Sliced Banana with vanilla pudding in a graham cracker crust, topped with whipped cream and sliced strawberries with hot tea or coffee.....heavenly!

26 Nov, 2013


Oooohhh, sounds super naughty but nice!

26 Nov, 2013


A slice now and then is very nice.

26 Nov, 2013


Your comment makes me hungry!!!!!

Apple tart for me tomorrow, can't buy bananas and make a banana pie because I've got apples to use up :-(

27 Nov, 2013



You're very welcome.

28 Nov, 2013


Apple pie is really good too.

28 Nov, 2013

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This photo is of "Banana - turned out to be 'musa basjoo' " in Tommymoo's garden

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