Are these Gros Michel bananas?
First photo is with flash on.
I'm asking if these bananas are of the Gros Michel cultivar, which got wiped out commercially but still survives in a few tiny places.
These were from a coworker who got them from her family, who grows one plant in their yard for personal consumption. Oh, I'm in Taiwan, by the way, so we're well away from the South American and African blight that wiped out all the commercial plantations that used to supply the USA.
Bananas exported to the USA are almost entirely Cavendish nowadays.
Thank you. :-)
I should note, one reason I ask is because their smell was a perfect match for the artificial "banana" flavor in common use. Flavor wasn't quite there, because it could have used a couple of days more for ripening.