My North California orinoco bananas
I have the best looking banana trees I have seen in recent memory. This is about the third year I have been messing with these, I almost threw in the towel early this year after gopher devastation, frost and what appeared to be some sort of disease. But one bunch came back much stronger than before and I did some more reading on the subject and began to fertilize and water them much more than ever, more fert than I thought wize.
Today for the first time (I think they are semi-dwarf orinoco) I found something other than a rolled up leaf shooting out of the top! An elongated 'bulb'!!! Whooo Hooo! Not the best time of year for it but my bananas are blooming in Chico Cali.