Ripe, Yet Hard Bananas

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      I recently bought some marked down bananas that were nicely yellow, without many brown spots. Although they felt ripe, my husband and I have found that when we open them up, and they look fine, when we bite into them, they are hard. They can be chewed, which my husband has been doing, but for me the texture is so off-putting that I had to throw it away.

      One of the bananas had a brown spot on the skin that was attached firmly to the banana.

      Has anyone encountered this phenomenon or has an educated guess as to why it happened?? My husband says he encountered it once before, but it was only a single banana in the bunch.

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      Mike Nolan

        Picked too early?

        Do they ripen bananas in ethylene gas? Maybe these didn't get the gas.


          Well, the bananas are ripe just hard. It has my plant physiologist husband perplexed.

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