Also: cooking banana, green banana or flour banana
Often grown in gardens with tubers (sweet potatoes, yams, etc.), this is a "vegetable" banana, the end of which is shaped more or less like a bottleneck, with a texture that remains very firm until ripe.
The most spectacular variety is the Three Hand Planty which produces a single hand of about 10 fingers, each about 40 cm long.
Origin: West Indies, Africa
Differences from bananas
- longer, usually 30 to 40 cm
- thicker green or slightly pink skin
- firmer flesh
- and most importantly, inedible when raw
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