@misternatureboy I thought they were supposed to finish ripening after being cut from the tree like store bought bananas. I didn’t know that about the flower. That’s cool! I see tons of ants on the little flowers so I figured they must be a little sweet.
That is a nice bunch of bananas. We normally leave ours on the tree until they are very plump and just start to turn. Neighborhood creatures will get them if you leave them on the tree too long. In case you didn’t know, banana trees die after fruiting. Be sure to let one of the baby “pup” trees grow up to take the place of the fruiting tree that will die.
@MrC Thank you! I’m happy to see how well they’ve done. The original tree was here when we moved in and I didn’t know about them not fruiting again until years later. Now we cut them back pretty low at the end of the season and my word they sure grow back quickly! I actually have 3 of these trees growing from the same small area, so I’ll just cut the fruiting one back this year. What grow zone are you in?