Which of these is the perfect ripeness for you.
For me it’s number 4 or 5.
15 looks good… but for banana chocs…I use 6/7… actually I will eat bananas in whatever shape or form…
8 for me !
If there is a hint of brown on the skin I can’t eat it. Has to be perfect yellow for me.
8 is over-ripe for me. I give those to hubby and he leaves them for a few days until they look like number 11. Any more ripe than that and they go into a banana bread. Yummy
10/11 if eating now
Schoolboy joke…Don’t like the taste but the shape is delicious………
8 looks about right for me. I have one sliced in my porridge in the morning.
I saw that too Chris. How precarious life is.
I’m sad there are so few replies to this
It’s such a ridiculous and pointless thread but I’d love to get some more opinions.
Everyone loves a banana don’t they?
Probably 7 or 8, but maybe down to 11 at a pinch. As long as they are not brown inside. The riper they are, the better the flavour IMHO.
I remember my first one Mandy, I was about three, an Unk’, a Chief Steward with ‘Shell Oil Tankers’, brought some home for us, still a pretty exotic fruit then, in 1948 Whitehaven, Cumberland
Didn’t give a t’ about perfection, ‘twas luvverly’.
Five or six for me.
I cook the very unripe ones like plantain, if I have no plantain.
For eating 7-11 is fine, I’m not picky.
12 -15 go into banana bread.
Awful if they all disappear because of disease, but inevitable I suppose as Cavendish bananas are all clones. I saw lots of different banana species in Malaysia, maybe they can be used to toughen up the gene pool a bit if the Madagascan ones don’t work.
Oh wow Bill. Lovely story.
Hope you both had a lovely few days away.
Terrific Mandy lovely Island, full of surprises, weather was fantastic, met some great people, we will be back!
So pleased. Always good to be home though isn’t it?