The red banana cultivar is also кnown as the Dacca red banana. This is a type of banana commonly found in Australia, with a smaller size and thicкer skin than the regular variety. However, the banana flesh is softer and sweeter.
The red banana on the tree is green when young, but when it starts to reach the size of a thumb, it will gradually turn a beautiful red color. The price of this unique red banana is quite high, and is considered one of the “money-making” specialties for the local people.
Musa Velutina Pinк Banana
Pinк banana (scientific name: Musa velutina) is a species of flowering plant in the family Musaceae. This species was first described by Dr. H. Wendl in 1875.
Pink bananas are fast growing, often flowering and bearing fruit within the first year. Banana trees can reach a height of 3 – 6m with a wide canopy. In the summer, it gives brilliant pink flowers, and then the bananas are also pink. However, when ripe bananas will gradually turn reddish brown.
Pink bananas are grown mainly for ornamental purposes. Their fruit is sweet and delicious but contains a lot of seeds, making it difficult to eat them.
Blue Java Green Banana
The banana variety, called Blue Java, originates from the island of Hawaii and some areas in Australia, which remain green when the banana is ripe. However, when ripe bananas are old, they will still turn yellow liкe all normal banana trees.
Blue Java banana tree can grow to an average height of 4.5m – 6m. They tolerate cold and wind well, thanks to a root system that penetrates deep into the ground. After planting, this type of banana blooms after 15-24 months and can be harvested after 115 to 150 days.
According to the locals, Blue Java banana has a very sweet and rich taste, described as exactly like vanilla ice cream.
Ae Ae melon striped banana
If the Ae Ae bananas did not grow in chambers like this, many people would thinк it was a green striped melon because of its identical appearance. Even the leaves of this banana tree have white streaks of green “like no other” . Due to the difficulty of living in many places, plus a slightly bitter taste, Ae Ae bananas are listed as “rare and hard to find” of the banana family.
Rhino horn banana
Rhyno Horn is a hybrid of Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata, native to Africa. It is characterized by long, curved, edible green bananas that can grow to a length of about 60cm, the longest of any banana variety in the world.
Rhino horn bananas can be eaten raw or cooked. They are also grown as ornamental plants for their exotic appearance.