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Bananas galore

We've had a 'banana drought' for some months now but suddenly new bunches are appearing everywhere.  We have little plots of banana plants all over the place - guess you could say they are organic as they have never been fertilised or sprayed.  They are called Ducasse and really are the nicest bananas we've ever tasted - sort of a cross between a sugar banana and a ladyfinger, chunky and sweet.  They make great jam and don't go brown when cut.

The bunch, top left, has recently emerged from the 'bell' - lower right is a large purple bell which will soon open to reveal it's budding fruit.  The bell itself can be eaten in salads.

Green unripe Ducasse bananas on plant at Daintree Valley Haven

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