Red bananas showing an incredible vibrancy of colour.
very cool! I did not know that red bananas existed.
24 Jun 2008 5:28am
@Rags: Its funny what you can find, I didn't until I spotted these, now I'm seeing them everywhere !!!
24 Jun 2008 6:23am
I've never heard of them before. I've learnt something new and it's only 8 o'clock in the morning. Nice photo.
24 Jun 2008 6:59am
@Mike: Ha ha, nice one. The funny thing is, after taking this shot (in a tropical greenhouse), I found Red Bananas for sale in my local supermarket. I just had to try them - very very sweet, but a bit softer than normal bananas.
24 Jun 2008 7:31am
They certainly are a beautiful shade of red! Nice macro!
24 Jun 2008 9:39am
Wow!Wonderful color!Are they really red?!Can`t believe it!Superb!
24 Jun 2008 9:56am
@shahab: A very deep shade of pink, and the bananas inside also had a pinkish look.
Wow! you find the most unusual things, what's crawling on them?
24 Jun 2008 1:11pm
@Lorraine: There were hairy spiders, biting ants, and vicious beetles......... I wasn't going to mess with them in trying to pinch one for my lunch...LOL
If it was 1st April I'd say it was a joke :) Never seen or heard om them Richard. I have seen pot bananas growing in Tenerife, just like a small shrub.
Good detail and color, and interesting to see.
24 Jun 2008 2:32pm
@Observing: Thanks. You might be interested to know that you can grow lots of types of bananas here in the UK really easily. I have grown around five varieties from seed, and one of my banana plants is 4 years old. I cut them right back in winter, and new shoots appear in the spring. It's a bit too cold to get a crop where I live (although they do fruit well in Cornwall), but they make a lovely display, and look great in pots. I will post an image of this years plants in a week or two, but in the meantime here's last years
I have never seen those before! What a great color...what do they taste like?
24 Jun 2008 2:59pm
@Jen: Very sweet, but in my opinion a bit too sweet, and I prefer a normal yellow banana.
I did not know that red ones existed. But now I know. something new each day.
24 Jun 2008 3:18pm
@Ras: I found out that they are popular in Costa Rica. Here is a link
24 Jun 2008 4:38pm
beautiful!! almost lookls like a flower budding in macro!! nice compo
24 Jun 2008 7:25pm
They look like the buds on my honeysuckle, a great close up shot Richard.
I did spy these in Sainsbury's but didn't have the nerve to try them at the price they were selling them at lol.
25 Jun 2008 11:07am
@MaryB: I'm afraid you would have been disappointed, I bought some in Morrisons, and they were no match for yellow bananas in taste or texture.
so vivid and fresh ! nice closeup
28 Jun 2008 8:19am
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