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Bananas breaking off at

Posted by genericboi 20 CA (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 5, 06 at 16:41

My bananas are breaking off at the stem before they are even fully ripe. Is there a nutrient deficiency or am I doing something wrong? I have these beautiful bunches of bananas but before it's time to cut them off, they start falling off. Bananas barely starting to turn yellow. How do I fix this?

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RE: Bananas breaking off at

Pick them green. They are obviously mature, so harvesting them is not a problem.

RE: Bananas breaking off at

Aloha Genericboi,

Usually when the bunches of bananas get plump and just barely start to turn yellow, we cut the whole bunch off and hang it in the carport. Then as the individual hands of bananas turn yellow, we cut them off and bring them in to eat.

When you cut the bananas off, the stalk will be real drippy. If the banana sap gets on your clothes, floor, table, etc., it can leave a brown stain, so wear old clothes while harvesting bananas.

A hui hou,

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