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New to banana with ??? Pics

Posted by holspen z9b fL (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 18, 07 at 16:14

Hi,
Last August we moved into a home with a banana tree. I have no background to help me with this plant.
Please look at the pictures and tell me if you can tell me when these will be ready to pick. The flower head is small now. We first noticed the fruit just after Christmas.

http://www.heart2star.com/Pages/banana.html

Many thanks,
Holly


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RE: New to banana with ??? Pics

In San Diego, between Memorial Day and 4th of July - approx 6 months after first bananas are visible.


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RE: New to banana with ??? Pics

So I need to keep waiting . Is there a way to tell looking at them if they are ready to be picked? Does the flower have to be completely gone ??

Holly

Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of my banana


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RE: New to banana with ??? Pics

The only sure way it to watch for color change. However, they also tend to swell and become rounder when close to ripening. This is more pronounced in some varieties, and minimal in others, so it is often hard to judge.


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