Also called Ice Cream. ABB group. Originating in Southeast Asian or Northern Australia. Eaten fresh, most popular so far.
Also called Silk, Chuoi Goong (Vietnam), Kluai Nam (Thailand), Pisang Raja Sereh (Indonesia), Pisang Rastali (Malaysia), Latundan (Philipines). AAB group. From Puerto Rico, originating in Southeast Asia. Eaten fresh, one of most popular.
Also called Thai, Chuoi Xiem in Vietnam. Likely Tall Namwa. ABB group. From Thailand, Originating in Southeast Asia. Eaten fresh, one of the most popular.
Blood banana. Originating in French Polynesia and other Pacific islands. A plantain, eaten cooked or fried.
Also called Chicken egg. Maoili – Popo’ulu subgroup. AAB group.
Also called Morado, Pisang Rajah Udang (Malaysia), Klue Nak (Thailand) AAA group. Originated in India or Southeast Asia.
Puerto Rico Plantain
Also called Platano Comun. AAB group. From Puerto Rico, originating in Africa. Eaten cooked or fried.
Also called Chuoi Va Huong (Vietnam), Pisang Ambon Jepang (Indonesia). Cavendish subgroup, AAA group. Originating in Southeast Asia, this is the commercially available banana found in most stores.
Also called Chuoi Tieu Cao #2 (Vietnam), Kluai Hom Thong (Thailand), Pisang Ambon Kuning (Indonesia), Pisang Embun (Malaysia), Ambon (Philipines). Gross Michel subgroup, AAA group. Originating in the Caribbean, on the island of Martinique.
Also called Grindy, Kluai Khai Boran #2 (Thailand), Pisang Raja (Indonesia and Malaysia), Radja (Philipines). AAB group. Originating in Indonesia.
Also called Prata, Ladyfinger (Australia), Pisang Kelat Jambi (Malaysia). Pome group, AAB group. Originating in Malaysia.
Also called Chuoi Tay (Vietnam), Pisang Awak (Malaysia, Indonesia), Kluai Nam Wa (Thailand). ABB group. Originating in Souteast Asia.
Eaten fresh, one of the most popular.
Also called Saba, Papaya Banana, Pawpaw Banana, Chuoi Mat (Vietnam) , Pisang Kepok Besar (Indonesia), Pisang Chematu (Malaysia). Pelipita subgroup, ABB group. Originating in the Philippines. Used as a cooking banana.
Maoli-Popoulu Subgroup, AAB group. Originating in the Pacific.
Thai Red Banana
Also called Kluai Nam Wa Dam. AAB group. Can be eaten fresh, but preferred boiled/steamed with coconut cream. Originating in Thailand.
Thai Ice Cream Banana
Also called Kluai Wa Nuan Jun. ABB group. Originating in Thailand.
Also called Kluai Hom Maew (Thailand) , Pisang Berangan Kuning (Malaysia and Indonesia). AA group. Originating in the Philippines.
Also called Mysore, Pisang Kelling, Pisang Ceylon. AAB group. Originating in Samoa.
Less dense than most bananas. Good fresh or steamed with coconut cream. ABB group. Originating in Indonesia.
Also called Patupi. AA group. Eaten fresh. Originating in Papua New Guinea.
East African highland banana subgroup, AAA group. Originating in Uganda. Eaten fresh, texture more like store bought bananas but with better flavor.
Red Stem Plantain
Rhino Horn Plantain
Plantain subgroup, AAB group. Originating in Africa.
Sumatra X Red Cross
Maoli-Popoulu Subgroup, AAB group. Originating in the Pacific islands.
Pink Fuzzy Banana