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Banana haul at Canal Point
« on: February 17, 2013, 03:50:59 PM »
Took a trip over to fellow banana enthusiast Nick's place on Sat and took home some pups and fruit.  He's growing naners on 2 acres --- plus more at home.

Couple of Hua Moa, a Njali Poovan and a dwarf horn.



Also a bunch of HM fruit at 14 lbs.  Tostones time!!!   One of these guys is called a rompeculo by the ladies at the market.  Pic left side.


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Re: Banana haul at Canal Point
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 05:26:39 PM »
Rompeculo?!  ???

LMAO  ;D

BTW, any infos on Njali Poovan?

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Re: Banana haul at Canal Point
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 05:27:26 PM »
Nice plant finds Dan!  Mmmmmm I could go for some tostones with mayo/ketchup.

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Re: Banana haul at Canal Point
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 06:20:50 PM »
Nice plant finds Dan!  Mmmmmm I could go for some tostones with mayo/ketchup.

For those of you who are not familiar with Mayo-Ketchup, it is very common in every restaurant in Puerto Rico and even sold in the local grocery stores. As the name suggests, it is a mix of mayonaise and ketchup (pronounced Keh-choop in PR).  You use it to dip your tostones (plantain fritters)... Brings back great memories of eating at "El Siglo Veinte" restaurant in Mayaguez PR...an awesome local food place!       
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Re: Banana haul at Canal Point
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 12:49:40 AM »
About tostones with platano Hawaiano, the Hua Moa.  The flesh is less dense than regular plantains.  You need to cut the slices thicker to 3/4 to 1 inch thick.  After the first fry on medium heat just press down slowly with the maseta.  Don't try pounding - they will bust up easily.  Second fry on med-high till golden brown.

And what happened to dipping in  good old mojo - garlic, olive oil, lemon?   Using ketchoop  - yuck!
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Re: Banana haul at Canal Point
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 01:03:31 AM »
BTW, any infos on Njali Poovan?

It's in the Ney Poovan subgroup (AB group).  It produces very small, thin skinned, nice tasting, very white fleshed fruits that have great shelf life.  The taste is sweet and agreeable, but nothing out of the ordinary.  A friend mailed me some of the fruits, so I had a chance to try them, but I'm not growing this plant.

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Re: Banana haul at Canal Point
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 07:35:50 AM »
BTW, any infos on Njali Poovan?

I have heard that it is another name of Chini Champa. But you know, Musa names...
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Re: Banana haul at Canal Point
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 04:43:45 AM »
BTW, any infos on Njali Poovan?

I have heard that it is another name of Chini Champa. But you know, Musa names...

Good to know, Pan, because I'm already growing Chini Champa  ;)

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Re: Banana haul at Canal Point
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 09:47:38 PM »
I got a bunch of Njalli Poovan fruit and some pups recently from Nick and they were small fruit with thin skin but NOT white fleshed when grown in South Florida in the muck soil at Canal Point.
 Maybe climate differences from those in California?
 They were dark yellow/orange fleshed with a hint of pink near the core, pretty sweet and mildly aromatic with sort of a strawberry banana flavor. Very nice tasting banana,but bunch size wasn't very large.
I wonder if it will taste different grown on my high pH sand soil in Cape Coral? I am looking forward to eating more,have 3 pups in the ground...

 

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