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Self-Peeling Bananas

Self-Peeling Bananas
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Costa Rica
Theme(s): Edible [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-20 3:47
Viewed: 7714
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my first post of the flora persuasion.
I am much more into the fauna side of nature, but I was so fascinated when I first saw these self-peeling red bananas on a nature trail in Costa Rica. I thought it would be fun to share.


A small banana plant originally from India, it grows up to a height of no more then 4.5 feet.
It has 2' longglossy green leaves, while the flowers are pink to orange.
The fruits are reddish pink and velvety; they are very ornamental.
Velvet pink banana is an excellent indoor plant and is one of the few bananas that will actually flower and bear fruit indoors.
The flowers are female and male. Sometimes there are hermaphrodite flowers; they are self-pollinated. Viable seeds are then produced.
When ripe, the edible, pink bananas with a velvety skin split open at the tip and reveal the white flesh.


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Hi Manyee

Nice shot. Lots of great colours. Interesing plant. New to me. I do like the shade of red. Nice work. Thanks

Great shot Manyee!
I've never seen something like this. Interesting shot and not bad quality.
I like it very much.
Well done!

Hello Manyee!
Very interesting shot for me.I never seen this bananas before.Lighting,colors and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-20 6:27]

Hello Manyee,

Great shot, good colors and nice composition. It's maybe a little OE but nothing serious. It's really fascinating, these self peeling banana's. Wonderful! TFS!


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-05-21 2:52]

Hello Mabyee.
Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Interesting shot Manyee, haven't heard or seen this before..Well composed with good colors and details. Well done and TFS!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-30 12:34]

Manyee, a colorful image with great sharpness. There seems to be a kind of halo around the leaves, but, to me, that's a minor nit.

A very nice shot.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-06-08 18:08]

Hi Manyee,
This is a very interesting flower and as a banana lover i like this picture:)

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