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Any banana aficionados on here that could help me identify what variety of bananas these are? I rescued them from curbside pickup in South Florida.
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Based on the length of the stem from the trunk to the leaf and the color of the trunk is tend to believe it is a plantain not a banana. A banana leaf is usually closer to the trunk and the plantain leaf will grow several inches away. The trunk in a banana will be darker in color while a plantain will have pinkish/reddish hues. Again, just a generalization, the fruit will be the proof.
 
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That would be awesome if they are plantains, never even thought of that. I was just hoping it is something edible, and not ornamental. I found 8 of them and they are all either growing back from the trunk, sending up pups or both. Do plantains contain large seeds?
 
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