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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:25 PM

Hi banana gurus,

WOuld you know what banana is this? My helper brought a sucker home as her friend's employer was moving out of the previous home, and we planted it in my parents' garden. The tip of the tree is almost 2 storeys high, the cross-section of the fruits are angular. When ripe, it's light, dusky yellow in colour, not like the bright yellow sort one sees at supermarkets/markets.

Here's the whole plant. The wall is 6' tall.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2781/4340722894_bef1c4c4a5.jpg

The fruits:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4340727756_6c37e72319.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2720/4337333596_01ea34aa78.jpg

Thanks!
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:53 PM

looks like pisang kepuk aka nipah
those used to make fried bananas
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:09 AM

Hi

Don't think it is pisang kepok. Mine is pisang kepok. The bananas in pisang kepok seem to be tightly spaced. This seems to be the banana that is fried as chips. They are harvested while it is green and fried or cooked. Lots in Serangoon road.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:04 PM

View Postgoodpri, on 09 February 2010 - 10:09 AM, said:

Hi

Don't think it is pisang kepok. Mine is pisang kepok. The bananas in pisang kepok seem to be tightly spaced. This seems to be the banana that is fried as chips. They are harvested while it is green and fried or cooked. Lots in Serangoon road.


Hi goodpri, how do your pisang kepok taste like? What is the fruit's characteristics? How do you eat them?
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:12 PM

View Postporkchop, on 10 February 2010 - 01:04 PM, said:

Hi goodpri, how do your pisang kepok taste like? What is the fruit's characteristics? How do you eat them?

If they are fully ripe, they are very soft. Even light yellow in colour. The edges taste a little different from the centre which is a little more starch.

You could fry it to make goreng pisang and eat it the way it is.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:07 PM

View Postporkchop, on 08 February 2010 - 09:25 PM, said:

Hi banana gurus,

WOuld you know what banana is this? My helper brought a sucker home as her friend's employer was moving out of the previous home, and we planted it in my parents' garden. The tip of the tree is almost 2 storeys high, the cross-section of the fruits are angular. When ripe, it's light, dusky yellow in colour, not like the bright yellow sort one sees at supermarkets/markets.

Here's the whole plant. The wall is 6' tall.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2781/4340722894_bef1c4c4a5.jpg

The fruits:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4340727756_6c37e72319.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2720/4337333596_01ea34aa78.jpg

Thanks!



It is pisang kepok. I have a tree like this.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

This Type of Banana is usually found in South of India. These are ripe bananas, that doesn't tastes good.
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