THE CANARY ISLANDS BANANAS

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Did I ever tell you I once got locked in a banana plantation? Well, there I was, practicing one of my favourite hobbies, finding new producers and amazing plantations such as the one I just mentioned. I had seen this plantation while driving the island with my guests and it was perfect for one of my tours.

 

BANANA PLANTATION

 

So I took my car and without hesitating, and after arriving to this amazing landscape, I walked in the field looking for someone to introduce me to the owner.

Banana tree

Banana bunch

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Exotic flowers

 

I didn’t find anyone but as soon as I step among hundreds of this peculiar plants I forgot why I was there. Have you ever seen the flower of this plant? It remains me the flower from the movie “The little shop of horror” (1960) but this one won’t eat you. It is sublime and very exotic. Among its petals grow our little bananas with a tiny flower at the end that it has to be prune one by one and by hand.

 

 

 

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Banana flower

 

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Bananas tres

 

I felt I was in a jungle and I don’t know how long I spent looking at them and taking pictures. After a long while I decided to leave as no one seemed to be there. Well, I was wrong. There I was, because the plantation door was close, and I mean locked. I started laughing, of course this was happening to me. It wasn’t hard to climb and jump out the walls though and I actually felt that I was escaping from a wild jungle.

 

 

 

Anyway, do not forget the Canary Islands bananas are sweet with a touch of citrus flavour. You can eat them raw or you can cook them. One of favourite paired are banana with local cheese. Can’t be described!

Allow yourself to visit a banana plantation and do not dare to leave the island without trying this delightful fruit that represents one of our favourite flavours, please!!

And remember, by visiting local productions and business, you are collaborating to diversify mass tourism located in touristic areas to local areas and you are also helping our local economy. Among others you are being responsible with the impact of your visit. Thank you, Sustainable tourism is an option.

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