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greg_D

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Lakatan banana
« on: January 09, 2023, 02:11:47 AM »
Tried this today in the Philippines. Very good. Small-ish, slightly orange. Sweet, with a bit of tart flavor, and maybe a little bit of a grassy undertone (pleasantly so).

The people I'm with said it's their favorite and they can't find it back in the States.






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Re: Lakatan banana
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2023, 08:37:05 AM »
Get some corms whole in the Philippines looks like a good variety.

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Re: Lakatan banana
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2023, 01:53:08 PM »
Fruitscapes has been selling alot these in 3gal the last few years.

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Re: Lakatan banana
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2023, 02:12:52 PM »
Agristarts propagates these from tissue culture

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Re: Lakatan banana
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2023, 05:29:33 PM »
Eco farms nrth ft myers had them a few months ago and I scooped 1 up.

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Re: Lakatan banana
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2023, 09:02:07 PM »
Be careful most all Lacatan and Lakatan here in the US is a tall cavendish variety. Another mixed up name! Actually 1 name for 2 different varieties.

Agristarts TCs the cavendish. I have verified it. I imported 2 varieties of the real Lakatan from Thailand and Cambodia several years back. They both tasted amazing! The Texas deep freeze wiped out all but 1 pup. Lost the the tall Lakatan variety. The real Asian Lakatan has orange pulp like the pictures. The cavendish doesn’t. The real Lakatan bunch looks a lot like a GM bunch. Huge bend outward and slight bend sideways. Mine made truly impressive bunches! Especially for my area. If you’re interested in pictures etc just shoot me a message.

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Re: Lakatan banana
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2023, 08:34:47 PM »
I have a true Lakatan about 7' tall with some pups in San Diego county. Hasn't fruited but looking forward to it!

 

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