October 18, 2011 5:54 PM Subscribe
Exoticfruitfilter: Madeira banana-pineapple?
posted by XMLicious to Food & Drink (3 answers total)
I stumbled across pictures of this fruit
and I'm curious to know more about it - in particular, what is its scientific name and is it, as many of the people posting pictures claim, really a hybrid of banana and pineapple?
Bonus question: I found this because I was searching for something I've found referenced in a few places in Victorian literature, a "Madeira fruit" (example
). Is this banana-pineapple the fruit being referred to by this term, and if it's not, what is meant by that?