These flowers spikes were hanging below the bananas shown in the previous photo. I walked past these every day and realised that this big purple bud contains tiny yellow flowers. Each day, one layer of the bud covering opens to reveal tiny male and female flowers, which gradually fall off during the day, followed by the outer bud layer itself, and then next day another one opens and the cycle continues. I guess each pollinated female flower has potential to turn into a banana 🍌😀
#mexico #bananaplant #banana #musa #holidayfind #holidayflowers #tropicaltuesday - I never knew how bananas were formed until now - more info here for anyone interested 🤓📖 - https://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/banana.html
Bananas 🍌- was fascinating to see these growing and producing fruit. They were too high up though to pick one and try it - the fruit on the left was not from the trees on the right but in a different spot and much taller. And the flowers are amazing (next pic.) #mexico #bananaplant #banana #musa #holidayfind #holidayflowers #tropicaltuesday
I have been considering growing banana but not sure where on the property and if I want to deal with wildlife/pests in competition for its fruit. There is a special pole to pick the bunch from the tree.
When we lived in Alicante Spain, dad planted a banana in really fertile ground he had prepared on the south side of the house. Suddenly it put out the big purple flower and later huge super tasty bananas to take to school 😊 Boy what a treat!
Yes, probably a good consideration Judy 👍🏼 - sometimes it’s finding a balance between something you like but then the consequences it might bring! I didn’t know there was a special pole to pick the bunch - I’ll have to have a peak on google 😀 @ripjuju