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Banana in flower



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It looks like something you would attach to your hoover for those awkward to get areas :)

24 Nov, 2011

 

LOL! Or something from a sci-fi movie not yet made! :))

24 Nov, 2011

 

My thought too - something from the Alien films maybe!

24 Nov, 2011

 

An episode of Dr Who!

24 Nov, 2011

 

As long as it doesn't come snaking in through the windows... :o

25 Nov, 2011

 

Little shop of horrors!

25 Nov, 2011

 

Attack of the killer M(ed)USA!!!

25 Nov, 2011

 

I see this here all the time. Some people don't know to cut the male flowers off after the last hand (the male flowers take energy from the bananas).

27 Nov, 2011

 

I'm going to have to take the bananas in hand (excuse the pun!) - the garden has been neglected for a number of years...there are a few like this...

28 Nov, 2011

 

LOL! :>)

If you cut the male flowers off, the bananas will grow larger.

28 Nov, 2011

 

Should that be done at any particular time in the formation of the fruit? Looking at the photo, should it still be done? Although, I really would like to see the flower open... :)

28 Nov, 2011

 

Yes, at the emergence of the males flowers.

On the photo above...most of the male flowers have already bloomed. Male flowers are not showy at all!

1 Dec, 2011

 

Ah, well...too late now anyway...
A man with a machete got there first this morning!
Yes, we have no bananas - as the song goes...

1 Dec, 2011

 

Hopefully he cut the whole banana trunk down. After it blooms they die. Although, as you know many pups appear from the bottom.

2 Dec, 2011

 

Yes - the whole thing! It was in a bad place anyway...right outside the kitchen door...so it's coming out all together now. Maybe I can plant another one somewhere more sensible...any idea how long it would take a new one to produce fruit, Delonix?

2 Dec, 2011

 

The banana pups move pretty easily. Removing all the rhizomes from the ground, is a very different story, though...it's back-breaking work.

I have banana plants which grow from 1ft/30cm to 12ft in 4 to 5 months. In the wet tropics expect much faster growth! Banana plants can produce a flower stalk in about a year...then 3 - 5 months for the bananas to ripen, most likely sooner in the wet tropics. :>)

2 Dec, 2011

 

Ah, that's good to know...luckily it won't be me having to do the hard work! :)

5 Dec, 2011

 

You're very lucky! :>)

5 Dec, 2011

 

I know!! :))))

6 Dec, 2011



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