Banana Blossom



I was delighted as well as surprised to discover two species of bananas when I visited the Botanic Gardens in Sydney. We are familiar about it looking like this.

But would you know what this is?

These are Banana flowers (or banana blossoms). They’re edible and can be found fresh at roadside stands prevalent in Asia. In the Philippines, a popular dish is Banana blossoms with coconut milk.

Musa Velutina, also called the hairy banana or pink banana, is a type of wild banana from Assam and the eastern Himalayas.

For Cee’s FOTD

15 Comments Add yours

  1. nesfelicio says:

    A favorite dish, puso ng saging.
    These are lovely shots of them on the plant.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yessss sarap niyan! 👍

      1. margaret21 says:

        How lovely! I’m not a fan of bananas but would love to try the blossoms.

        1. Teresa says:

          You have to go to an Asian country to try how they cook it.

          1. margaret21 says:

            Yum! Sounds enticing.

  2. restlessjo says:

    Isn’t nature weird? And wonderful….

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes definitely 👍

  3. Pepper says:

    I did know what they were but only because I’ve also seen them at botanic gardens. Love those places and your photos as well. 😊

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Pepper.

  4. Toonsarah says:

    We enjoyed banana flowers in salads in Laos and Vietnam 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      So good huh !

  5. Beautiful plant! 😍

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the comment. Yes it looks lovely on the gardens.

  6. Ju-Lyn says:

    I find banana plants fascinating. I sometimes encounter them on the roadside and have to stop to gawk at the flowers and combs of fruit whenever I pass by.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes Ju-Lyn, bananas are great to see by the roadside. It creates a certain kind of memory.

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