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Zone 9a, NE Florida - @laneymg on Insta

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2021
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laneygarden

I think I need to cut these bananas down soon but I can’t imagine they taste good. I need to fertilize it well after we cut it back.

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emch

Why would they not taste good?

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misternatureboy

Not ripe. You can harvest and cook that banana blossom now, though.

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laneygarden

@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.

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laneygarden

@emch I thought they probably wouldn’t taste good because I haven’t fertilized that bed as much as I should. But we did lay down compost and soil, so maybe that helped. I’ll definitely try it.

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misternatureboy

You're right. I forgot that most fruits continue to ripen after being harvested, ha ha. Banana blossom is an ingredient in kare-kare, one of my favorite Filipino dishes. (I make a vegan version.)

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philstalder

Wow regardless if you can eat or not that’s stunning. 🤩

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MrC

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.

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laneygarden

@misternatureboy Omg I LOVE Filipino food! Make some for me, Tito! ❤️😊

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laneygarden

@philstalder Thanks Phil! I love the way the huge leaves move in the wind. Do banana trees grow in southern California? Surely they do.

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laneygarden

@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?

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misternatureboy

😆 Let me know when you're gonna visit me, hija!

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laneygarden

These little flowers dropped under my #banana tree. Ants seem obsessed with them!

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gjones

Must be very sweet!

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2021
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laneygarden

#Banana

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh wow....totally tropical...🍌

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laneygarden

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom I began to really love gardening once I stopped fighting against my subtropical Florida environment and growing the plants that thrive here. 💚

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porto

Wow! 😍👌🍌🌴🍌🌴🍌

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