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Blue Java

Also called Ice Cream. ABB group. Originating in Southeast Asian or Northern Australia. Eaten fresh, most popular so far.

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Manzano

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.

Giangnana

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.

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Fe’i Aiuri

Blood banana. Originating in French Polynesia and other Pacific islands. A plantain, eaten cooked or fried.

Hua Moa

Also called Chicken egg. Maoili – Popo’ulu subgroup. AAB group.

Red

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.

Grand Nain

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.

Gros Michel

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.

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Raja Pisang

Also called Grindy, Kluai Khai Boran #2 (Thailand), Pisang Raja (Indonesia and Malaysia), Radja (Philipines). AAB group. Originating in Indonesia.

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Brazilian

Also called Prata, Ladyfinger (Australia), Pisang Kelat Jambi (Malaysia). Pome group, AAB group. Originating in Malaysia.

Dwarf Namwah

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.

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Cardaba

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.

Dwarf Maoili

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.

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Thai Ice Cream Banana

Also called Kluai Wa Nuan Jun. ABB group. Originating in Thailand.

Lakatan

Also called Kluai Hom Maew (Thailand) , Pisang Berangan Kuning (Malaysia and Indonesia). AA group. Originating in the Philippines.

Misi Luki

Also called Mysore, Pisang Kelling, Pisang Ceylon. AAB group. Originating in Samoa.

Praying Hands

Less dense than most bananas. Good fresh or steamed with coconut cream. ABB group. Originating in Indonesia.

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Kokopo

Also called Patupi. AA group. Eaten fresh. Originating in Papua New Guinea.

Matoke

East African highland banana subgroup, AAA group. Originating in Uganda. Eaten fresh, texture more like store bought bananas but with better flavor.

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Red Stem Plantain

Rhino Horn Plantain

Plantain subgroup, AAB group. Originating in Africa.

Sumatra X Red Cross

Popo’ulu

Maoli-Popoulu Subgroup, AAB group. Originating in the Pacific islands.

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Decorative Bananas

Pink Fuzzy Banana

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