Sustainable Gardening in our Continually Surprising Climate
In Production Today: June 2014
Today a cool change has arrived, a reminder that June weather is supposed to be about winter, not the continuation of autumn as it has been. Will there be another winter?
In Production Today, May 2014
May 2014 was the 351st consecutive month of above average global temperatures. Or put another way, any gardener under 30 years old will never have experienced normal growing conditions. This month’s weather has been surprisingly sunny, dry and so warm my ‘Java Blue’ and ‘Pisang Ceylan’ bananas and Sugar palm – tropical plants – are…
Growing And Cooking Plantains (and other green bananas)
Plantains are big bananas. While they may be unfamiliar in Australian home gardens and restaurants, plantains and dessert bananas are important foods in tropical and subtropical regions. Their starch has a low glycaemic index, so they are a source of sustained energy for physically active gardeners. Whether ripe or semi-ripe, it’s worth exploring the different ways…
Posts about Banana written by Jerry Coleby-Williams
You Should Be Planting Blue Java Bananas, Because They Taste Like Ice Cream
Everything about the Blue Java Banana seems like a hoax: Can the fruit be this blue? Does it really taste like ice cream? Was it really invented by Sirs Ben and Jerry, on a night when they were feeling like they’d already conquered the world of pints and wanted to move on to more fantastical creations?!
Okay, that last part is a complete lie, but the first two are true. Blue Java Bananas are known as “ice cream bananas” because they have a creamy texture and flavor that’s oddly reminiscent of vanilla custard or soft serve, according to the pros at Fast-Growing-Trees.com. They start out bluish—or blue-green—before they ripen, and seem made for pureeing and freezing into the one-ingredient ice cream (AKA frozen banana puree) that seems to go viral every summer.
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Blue Java Bananas are known as "ice cream bananas" because they have a creamy texture and flavor that's oddly reminiscent of vanilla custard or soft serve, according to the pros at Fast-Growing-Trees.com.