By By Bananas

georgiagirl(9GA)July 8, 2008

Well, the bananas on my banana tree that I posted a question about a few weeks ago just shriveled up and dropped off the tree. I really think the banana event was a sort of accident, so I am not really disappointed. I have been told that No. 1, it is the wrong time of the year for the tree to produce bananas, and, No. 2, the stalk was left over from last year and should have died back at the first frost last winter. But, oh, well. It lent a little excitement in my neighborhood and gave me something to ponder over, so the experience was worth it all.

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satellitehead(z8 ATL Metro)

are these ornamental or edible bananas? i was watching an episode of GA Gardener with Walter Reeves a couple months back and saw some of the bananas being produced at a nursery in Savannah (I believe) that were really nice looking, but totally inedible (seedy). from an ornamental perspective, they were nice, though.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2008 at 5:27PM
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Since the banana tree was given to me by a friend, I have no idea if it is an ornamental, but most likely it is since we don't grow bananas here as a usual thing. It was intriguing, however to watch the process, and yes, disappointing not to get to see the ripening take place. I already have another tree about 4 feet tall, which is a branch off from the root of the original. So, who knows? I'll let you know next year. Stay tuned.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 8:51PM
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I have the ornamental banana and that is all they do
To have edible bananas get a start from the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens Fall Festival on October 25, 2008

Here is a link that might be useful: The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens

    Bookmark   August 9, 2008 at 12:43AM
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