The Internet is going crazy over something and that thing is Blue Java Bananas. If you are an ice cream lover, you also must try the Blue Java Banana.
We have been introduced to bananas since childhood. The sweet and starchy fruit available year-round, banana holds a firm position in our fruit basket.
In fact, we consume banana in both its raw and ripen forms. While the colour of the banana skin is green when raw, it turns yellow as it ripens. But have you ever heard of blue bananas? Yes, you read it right.
There’s another variety of banana that has a unique blue colour and creamy texture. It is called blue java banana.
For the uninitiated, the Blue Java banana is hybrid of the seeded bananas – Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata.
During our research about this unique banana, we came across a fact that amused us to the core.
According to a person on Twitter, it tastes just like vanilla ice-cream! Tham Khai Meng, the former Global Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy, recently took to his Twitter handle to share, “How come nobody ever told me to plant Blue Java Bananas? Incredible they taste just like ice cream”.
He also shared the images of the banana, and it looks incredible. Said to be grown primarily in Southeast Asia, it is much popular in Hawaii and is called ‘Ice Cream banana’. Let’s take a look at the tweet:
According to amazopedia, these blue java bananas can grow to a height of 15 to 20 ft and the leaves of the tree are silver-green in colour.
Tham Khai Meng’s tweet attracted a number of eyeballs, with one person commenting, “Amazing, I just looked them up, I’d never heard of them before your tweet. What an amazing, abundant, diverse world we live in.”
“Where did you find these? Never knew they existed ..,” wrote another Twitter user.
A third tweet comment, “What, is this real?”
They are probably most delicious, rich and sweet treat, you will ever have. These rare bananas quickly melt in the mouth and taste just like an ice cream having vanilla flavour.
These delicious bananas are also called “Ice cream bananas” as its consistency is similar to an ice cream and flavor is similar to vanilla.
Blue Java bananas have became very popular and easy to find. Its even hard to believe that something can be so yummy and at the same time very nutritious, but it has been proved that you can get both just from bananas, especially Blue Java Bananas.
Blue Java Bananas are hardy, cold tolerant and wind resistant because of their strong root systems and pseudostems.
These are popular for its sweet aromatic fruit. These rare blue bananas are said to have an ice cream consistency and flavor reminiscent of Vanilla.
Blue Bananas are triploid hybrid of seeded bananas Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana.
The fruit bunches are small which bear only seven to nine bananas. Bananas are silvery blue in colour when unripe.
When ripe, they turn into a pale yellow colour, with white creamy flesh.
Blue Java Banana is also known by many other names. In Fiji they are known as “Hawaiian Banana”, in Hawaii as “Ice Cream Banana”, in Philippines as “Krie” and in Central America as “Cenizo”.
Blue Java bananas are originally from Southeast Asia. They are primarily grown in South Asia and Hawaiian islands, but now they are also grown in the southern US.
These bananas are cold tolerant and can grow even at temperatures below freezing point.
Usually they require a temperature of 40 Fahrenheit for optimal growth.
The Blue Banana plants can survive in USDA plant hardiness zones, making South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, Florida and California prime locations to plant.