The Burro Banana: A Journey into the World of Unique Fruits

Hello, dear reader! We’re about to embark on a fascinating journey into the world of Burro Bananas. This isn’t your everyday fruit – it’s a unique variety that’s packed with flavor and health benefits. So, sit back, grab a snack (perhaps a Burro Banana?), and let’s dive into the wonderful world of this extraordinary fruit. Ready? Let’s peel back the layers together!


Burro Bananas are a versatile delight, ready to add a tropical twist to your day. Enjoy them fresh, straight from the peel, for a burst of natural sweetness. Or, why not try them baked for a warm, comforting treat? Their unique flavor also makes them a fantastic addition to fruit salads, adding a surprising depth to the medley of tastes. And let’s not forget desserts -they can transform a simple pudding into an exotic indulgence.


Chunky Banana

Known affectionately as the ‘Chunky Banana’, the Burro Banana may look like its more common cousin, but it’s shorter and has a distinctive square shape. When ripe, its skin dons a yellow hue adorned with black spots. The flesh, a creamy white or yellow, offers a soft, yielding texture. It’s a fruit that’s as intriguing as it is delicious.


Like any fruit, they have their prime time. Steer clear of bananas with soft spots or black, moldy stems – these are signs of over-ripeness. Also, if you come across gray-yellow or dull yellow bananas, give them a miss. These colors suggest improper temperature handling, and they  might not develop their full, rich flavor.



Storing Burro Bananas is a delicate art. The ideal temperature range is between 60 to 65 degrees – this keeps them at their existing stage of ripeness. Be mindful that temperatures above 69 degrees will hasten the ripening process. So, find a cool, cozy spot for your Burro Bananas to rest.


Patience is a virtue, but sometimes we just can’t wait for our Burro to ripen. If you find yourself with green ones, here’s a handy trick: put them into a plastic bag, seal it, and place the bag in a warm place, like on top of your refrigerator. The heat will speed up the ripening process, bringing you closer to enjoying your delicious Burro Banana.

Tips & Trivia

To ripen green bananas, put them into a plastic bag, seal it and place the bag in a warm place like on top of your refrigerator. This will cause to heat up which speeds the ripening process. You can also put other green fruit like peaches and

You can freeze bananas! Just peel and store in plastic bags up to 6 months. They are generally only good for smoothies and baking once frozen. Thaw and drain frozen extra-ripe bananas and use in baked goods… or slice frozen into blender drinks. Have for

Sauté green-tipped bananas until brown in just enough margarine or cooking spray to coat. Serve as a side dish or “starch” with chicken, pork or even fish.

They don’t grow on trees, as is commonly believed. They grow on compacted, water-filled leaf stalks that grow up to 25 feet high. They are the world’s largest herb.

As the green color turns to yellow, the starch in the fruit turns to sugar.

Alexander the Great is credited with discovering bananas in his conquest of India in 327 B.C.

Within the realm of unique fruits, the Crenshaw (cranshaw) melon stands out as a delightful medley of sweet and spicy flavors, offering a distinctive taste experience worth exploring.


And there you have it, dear reader – the wonderful world of Burro Bananas in all its glory. From their unique shape and taste to their versatile usage and careful storage, these fruits truly are a marvel of nature. And let’s not forget the fascinating trivia – who knew that they grow on the world’s largest herb, not trees?

Or that their green-to-yellow transformation signifies the conversion of starch to sugar? And to think that Alexander the Great himself is credited with their discovery! So, the next time you enjoy a Burro Banana, remember the journey it’s been on – and the journey it’s taken you on, too. Until our next fruity adventure, happy snacking!