If I still have a pseudostem, does that mean it survived?
I'm in Zone 5 so I haven't uncovered my bananas yet. But I peeked at one yesterday. We had an early winter, so I ran out of time to build a chicken wire cage for this particular plant. I just filled a huge plastic pot with leaves and turned it upside down. But we had a LOT of snow this year (doubling or tripling our average) and I think it served as insulation.
I was happy to see an intact pseudostem, about 8" tall, a little mushy on top, but hard underneath. I'm hopeful it might have actually made it through! This is my second winter trying and the first winter I lost them all. My other bananas are really well protected so I have hope for those as well.
So what do you think? Does an intact psuedostem mean anything?