The two larger bananas, planted the end of March, are Gran Nains. They were both planted the same, or very similarly. Dug a little hole, maybe 3-5 gallons, dumped in some of whatever(?) soil I had handy, mixed in a cup or so of lime and a cup or so of general purpose granular fertilizer.
Since planting, I've sprinkled more general purpose fertilizer around the base, neither measuring or turning into the soil very well. Also, I've placed banana peels around the base, dumped grass clippings on that, etc.
The one on the right has always looked so healthy, not that I would really know since I've never grown bananas before, but it's looked healthy to me. It was probably putting out a new leaf every 2-3 days at one time, around solar solstice when light was stronger and longer?
The one on the left, under identical(or similar) conditions, has always lagged behind. Maybe it just didn't shoot roots down to the moist zone as quickly? Maybe the conditions weren't as identical as I thought? Perhaps it was just genetically weaker, or maybe it just for whatever reason got shocked a little more during shipping, or transplanting?
It's always looked rattier, yellower, weaker than the one on the right, although, at least in this photo, it seems to be catching up a little bit? Oh well, doesn't matter, looks well enough that I won't worry about it, I'll just give it a little extra fertilizer.
Which brings me to my question...
Any idea when I might expect fruit? Assuming of course that a freeze doesn't take them out this Winter. Is it possible that I might get fruit in December?