Leave Bananas in a Bunch:
Experiments have been run regarding whether bananas ripened quicker when in a bunch or together. The difference is very subtle but almost unanimously the results show that bananas left attached in a bunch will ripen a bit slower. Store bananas leaving them attached and out of the plastic bag.
Hang Banana Bunch:
If you eat a lot of bananas, a banana tree is a good investment. It hangs the fruit by the combined stems and allows air to evenly circulate around each fruit. This will eliminate “resting bruises” from the fruit laying on each other.
Wrap Banana Stems:
Bananas release ethylene gas through their stems. The more gas that is released, the riper the fruit. So by wrapping the ends of the stems in plastic wrap, you prevent or slow down this gas from escaping.
Keep Unripe Bananas at Room Temp:
Bananas are a tropical fruit and love warm weather. They do not do well in colder temperatures. If you chill your bananas before they are ripe it’s likely they will not be as sweet once you do consume them. Store bananas at room temperature until you eat them or they are fully ripe.