Re: New York/New Jersey bananas

Andy Carlson

Not all that simple.... Green bananas (never quite
sure when to stop the anananan) will stay green after
picked for awhile, but they won't stay green
indefinately. They will either ripen (helped along
with Propylene gas- the only plant hormone known to
exist as a gas in nature) or if left too chilled, turn
an ugly grey, followed by an even uglier black.
Grocers know not to delay ripening bananas by cooling
them, instead they open the boxes and tear off the
plastic to vent off the Propylene gas, giving another
24 hours or so of ripening delay.
-Andy Carlson "Yes I have no bananas-anybody want a

Larry J. said....

Bananas... (y)ou never cool them again after they
ripen. I have never
seen a green one turn brown except one that is not
going to ripen but
then it has to be above 60 to do that.
So what is the hurry?
Thank you
Larry Jackman

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