So far, we've harvested 3 bunches of red bananas. I don't know which variety we have but we like them as a fresh eating banana. At first I had a hard time figuring out what was the best time to eat them. Initially our taste testing was disappointing because we were trying them when they weren't ripe enough. When too firm, they are bland. Now I've got it down pat. I wait until they get yellow skins beneath that reddish coloring and develop dark spots on the peel. The banana itself feels soft.