Origin: Gros Michel Bananas entered the historical record in the 1830s when a French planter, Jean Pouyat, noticed the plant growing on the Caribbean island of Martinique. Locally, it became known as the Martinique banana. It spread through the Caribbean and beyond. This variety used to be grown commercially but now is extremely rare and difficult to find. We grow Gros Michel extremely small scale here in Florida using permaculture methods which means that they may not be super large and thick like what you may be used to if you remember eating this variety back when it was available in stores.
Flavor Profile: This banana may be compared to a Cavendish in flavor, though the history makes this a very popular banana amongst fruit lovers!
How To Eat: Ensure you are ripening bananas at 70 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Always go by softness and easiness to peel. They may or may not have spots when they are ready.
First come first serve, any orders that can't be shipped this season will be reserved for next season.
The total weight of each box varies depending on the size, shape, and mass of the fruit:
- Small Box contains up to 3-5 pounds
- Large Box contains up to 8-10 pounds
- Extra Large Box contains up to 16-20 pounds
- Bulk Box contains up to 34-40 pounds
We ALWAYS recommend ordering a LARGE BOX for the best value, when compared to a Small Box. Because shipping, handling, and delivery are so expensive per package, the Large Box will contain more fruit and ultimately a better value.