Indian Bananas in Kuwait

Indian Banana

These bananas are available in the Sultan Centre and are not too ripe. They must be in season now in India. I’ve had these in south India and they are delicious. You don’t know what a banana should taste like if you haven’t had these. In fact, the regular commercial bananas have been the Cavendish variety least flavourful variety chosen since the 1950’s for their resistance a soil fungus called Panama Disease. There is a podcast with full transcript here at Scientific American about it.

Now there is concern that diseases will seriously affect the current crops particularly in Africa.