Fruit People

Namwah Banana Box


The Nam Wah Banana first gained popularity in Thailand and Vietnam where they grow natively.  In recent years, that popularity has become a passion in south Florida. Nam Wah Bananas are not your typical banana, and anyone who is accustomed to store-bought bananas will be pleasantly surprised if not awestruck by the wonderful candy-apple flavor of the Nam Wah Banana.

The bananas are harvested just before the fruits begin changing color from green to bright yellow, once all of the starches have developed within the fruit. After being picked, these starches slowly convert into sugars.  Commercially grown bananas are picked weeks prematurely, and are shipped across seas in gas filled chambers to prevent them from ripening. As a result, by the time they arrive at your local store they are virtually flavorless, stringy and mealy. Our Nam Wah Bananas are not stringy or mealy, and they are not fibrous the way commercially produced Cavendish Bananas are. Our Nam Wah Bananas are rich, creamy, and dense and loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. They are a great source of magnesium, potassium, folate, and vitamin A.

These bananas are so delicious they can substitute for a dessert when fully ripe, or they can even be fried or cooked and used as a vegetable in endless culinary combinations.

To ensure that your Nam Wah Bananas ripen to their fullest potential, allow the bananas to ripen at room temperature for several days, and don’t refrigerate unripe fruit, as this will derail the ripening process. As with most fruits, it is better to be certain that the fruit is ripe before peeling or cutting it; so feel the fruit, if it feels soft, it’s probably ripe.  The Nam Wah Bananas will gradually change from a green color, to a light yellow, to nearly black. Unlike store-bought bananas, these bananas are best once the peel has become a mix of light yellow and black. You can experiment with different stages of ripeness to find what tastes best to you. Ripe bananas can be stored in a refrigerator drawer or crisper bin, or you may also freeze these bananas for blending or other uses. However, be sure to peel the bananas and freeze in an airtight bag, as they will not peel easily once frozen.


Why our fruits are the best:

Our fruits are allowed to grow on the trees further into the growing season to allow proper fruit development for optimal flavor, vitamin and nutrient content.  Our fruits are picked from our own rare tropical fruit trees, from the trees of our local partners, collectors, and sourced internationally from sustainable organic niche farmers.  Follow us on Instagram @Fruitpeople_com

Please Note:  We are currently unable to ship this product to the following state(s): California.  This is in compliance with restrictions placed by the respective Department(s) of Agriculture regarding the importation and shipment of various tropical fruits, due to the potential ecological impact of the possible introduction of various foreign fruit fly species upon Agricultural Infrastructure within the listed state(s).  Please check out our other products as this restriction does not apply to all fruits & produce.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Pre-Orders will ship in the order they are received, as soon as the fruit is in season and ready to be picked.

  • Small Box contains approximately 3-5 pounds of fruit
  • Medium Box contains approximately 8-10 pounds of fruit
  • Large Box contains approximately 14-16 pounds of fruit

Box weight and amounts vary depending on fruit type, volume and density.  All boxes are shipped with sustainably produced biodegradable packing material instead of Styrofoam or bubble wrap.  See our Shipping Guide for more information pertaining to our shipping schedule.

Please be mindful of estimated delivery times for orders, as prolonged package exposure to outdoor weather conditions, such as snow or extreme heat, will affect perishable produce.

All boxes are assembled and shipped starting on Monday of the week following your purchase.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for your order to be shipped for any product which is in season.  Pre-Orders will ship the following season for each respective fruit type, see details below.


When one of our fruits is not currently in season, or has sold out, we highly recommend placing Pre-Orders. Placing a Pre-Order of our rare and premium tropical fruits reserves your Box for the following season. When supply is low and demand is high, Pre-Orders are shipped first. Pre-Orders are shipped in the order in which they are received for each type of fruit. Your Pre-Order is shipped as soon as the fruits are in season and ready to be picked. Some fruits have only one season per year, others have multiple seasons.  Please refer to our Fruit Seasons Guide for more information. You don’t want to miss out on these delicious and sensational fruits!

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