Variety: Burro Bananas

Variety Overview

Burro bananas resemble the cavendish variety but are shorter and more square in shape. They have dark green peels that deepen to deep yellow with black spots when fully ripe. Their creamy white or yellow flesh has a lemony banana flavor when ripe and is slightly firmer toward the center.

Characteristics

  • Bananas
  • Tropical Fruit
  • Similar to a cavendish, but shorter and stubbier, with dark green peels that ripen to deep yellow with black spots

  • Creamy white to yellow, with a firmer center when ripe

  • Tart when immature; a lemony banana flavor when fully ripe

  • An average small banana is 6 inches long

  • Dark green; deep yellow with black spots when ripe

  • Shorter and more square than a cavendish banana

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  • Tiny, edible black seeds arranged down the center of the fruit

  • Year-round from Mexico

  • Photo courtesy World Variety Produce

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