Depending on their color, plantains range in taste from bland (green) to sweet (black).
Plantains can be enjoyed at each stage of development.
Dark spots on the skin should not cause concern.
Fruit ripens at room temperature, or with the assistance of ethylene gas.
Ethylene Production: Low
Ethylene Sensitivity: High
Plantains will keep for 3 weeks. Green fruit should be kept at room temperature,
while more than half-ripe fruit should be refrigerated.
Ecuador (primarily), Columbia, Venezuela, and Costa Rica.
Storage Temperature: 45° - 50°F
Storage Humidity: 90%