How many is too many?
The bananas - or rather, Orinoco plantains - are coming back from a short winter's nap like gang-busters. Most of the pseudostems cut to ground level are sprouting, plus a bunch of pups. All-in-all, two dozen so far, in a raised bed about 25 square feet in the middle of a 300 square foot patio area. The plants like it: full sun and are well-fed. They grew to 22' last year.
This will be the third year for bananas, so I'm still learning, But how many is too many? One stem produced fruit last fall, though the approach of winter limited fruit development/ripening. Will less 'competition' increase the likelihood of fruiting? Are plants arising from old stems more likely to set fruit than from pups?