Our Plantain Tree

Our Plantain tree with fruit and two suckers withstood Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.  Today, it fell.

Fallen Plantain TreeThe plantains could have stayed for two weeks more, but they are ready none the less.

plantainsWe consider plantains to be the cousin of bananas.

Plantain trees are more yellowish in hue than banana trees and the fruit … plantains, are bigger than bananas.  Plantains are more starchy than bananas and can not be eaten raw.

reaped plantainIn our home, we love fried ripe plantains and we eat it boiled too. And even though green plantains can be eaten fried  . . . nothing beats banana chips.

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