I know a bit. I had some beautiful siam ruby ones last year although they didn't come back this year even tho I over wintered like that said. Haven't found any yet this summer. I hear most banana trees dont fruit unless they are in the perfect conditions but I'm sure where u are at helps a great deal
@gardeningmylife This is the third summer. Down here in sthrn Texas it gets so hot and humid, as long as they get a lot of water I've always gotten bananas the third summer. Plus they gives off some shade and keep the sun off a lot of the back of the house
@gardeningmylife I had no idea about the "rule of balance". I've had banana trees before and I now have a pear tree when you get a chance I'd appreciate where I should look to research that! Very interesting. And I thought about it and your right the first group was on one of the first trees this new ground is on one that came from the other hope I said that right @terrimclaughlin
Check out this YouTube video. Essentially you leave only two pups from the original plant and keep removing any new pups thereafter until the original plant has completed the flower and fruiting. This way we keep the mother plant focus on producing bananas rather than feeding the pups https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4N-QLhXjjY&feature=share
@gardeningmylife I just posted a pic of the groups of the banana trees. Last year the middle group and the grandfather (I guess) gave them but he froze this past winter the closet group is giving fruit now
@gardeningmylife just read about only keeping two pups!! As u can see I haven't been doing that lol I'll get them thinned out. There's a few people who want one. And the one giving me fruit is to close to my porch I almost got rid of the whole group I still might in the fall thx you so much so if I thin them back I'll start getting bigger bananas??@terrimclaughlin
Yes, you should bigger and more nutritious bananas and also at a faster pace. One more thing. When you thin your trees, save the leaves chop them in to medium size and spread around the trunk as a thick mulch. Banana trees love a thick mulch from their own leaves and the micro climate it gets. This should also help with water savings in hot and humid climates
@gardeningmylife thxs for the tips on my banana trees and the mulching of their own leaves!! I just got 5 bags of mulch yesterday it's soooo hot down her and a lot of my plants r in pots. So digging out all those banana trees won't bother the ones I'm leaving in the ground? Should I wait til fall??