One of the most fragrant of all bananas is the Mysore poovan banana. Known as palayankodan in Malayalam, Mysore kele in Konkani and poovan in Tamil, this tall banana grown traditionally in South India produces large bunches of medium sized fruits, which turn a golden yellow when ripe. If left to ripen on the tree itself, its very fragrance and the sweet and slightly tangy flavor attracts the birds and squirrels during the day and mice and bats at night. Mysore poovan banana plants grow in clumps and require little care or watering. The organic fruits are extraordinarily tasty and excellent in aiding bowel movement. The ripe bananas produce a delicious light wine with an exceptional fragrance and a lingering taste of fruity goodness on the palate. Banana wine is an excellent drink of good cheer for the festive season. Wish you all many sweet and memorable occasions during these holidays. Enjoy!