New to banana with ??? Pics

holspen(z9b fL)March 18, 2007

Hi,

Last August we moved into a home with a banana tree. I have no background to help me with this plant.

Please look at the pictures and tell me if you can tell me when these will be ready to pick. The flower head is small now. We first noticed the fruit just after Christmas.

http://www.heart2star.com/Pages/banana.html

Many thanks,

Holly

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pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

In San Diego, between Memorial Day and 4th of July - approx 6 months after first bananas are visible.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 7:00PM
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holspen(z9b fL)

So I need to keep waiting . Is there a way to tell looking at them if they are ready to be picked? Does the flower have to be completely gone ??

Holly

Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of my banana

    Bookmark   March 19, 2007 at 7:30AM
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pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

The only sure way it to watch for color change. However, they also tend to swell and become rounder when close to ripening. This is more pronounced in some varieties, and minimal in others, so it is often hard to judge.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2007 at 12:59AM
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