Bananas called “ice cream bananas” are among the greatest in the world because they are so sweet and creamy and have a little vanilla flavor, and they can be cultivated in colder regions of the United States.
Suppose you reside in the southern half of the United States or on the West Coast. In that case, you may do your part to protect banana species diversity by growing this variety in your garden while the Cavendish banana monoculture rushes toward extinction.
The Blue Java banana, which is found widely in the Hawaiian Islands, has its origins in Southeast Asia.
Blue Java Banana, grown in the Hawaiian Islands, tastes like vanilla ice cream. pic.twitter.com/aiEtYFtFnF
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They do well in USDA plant hardiness zones 8-10, which includes most of California, a portion of the Pacific Northwest, and much of the South, where temperatures seldom drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Moreover, they have a delightfully creamy vanilla flavor.
Blue Javas (also known as “ice cream bananas”) supposedly melt on your tongue, taste like vanilla beans, and are fluffier and creamier than your ordinary Chiquita banana.
This suggests they may be excellent additions to the ever-trendy, one-ingredient banana ice cream. This nutritious alternative to ice cream is really simple to prepare.
When they’re fully ripe, the blue peels will transform into a delicate yellow. It’s best to peel them and then freeze them. Put them in a food processor or, even better, a banana ice cream machine.
The only problem is that they aren’t easy to come by unless you have access to a specialty grocery store. They’re quick to bear fruit, and the good news is that they’re simple to cultivate. The average time between purchasing a potted tree and harvesting bananas is 9 months.
Plant it outdoors if you are in one of the above-mentioned zones. If that’s not an option, try to locate a room with high ceilings inside (a greenhouse or sunroom would be ideal).
Blue Javas are very productive fruit trees and exceptionally attractive ornamentals due to their large, showy red blooms and silvery blue foliage.
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