Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Bananas, anyone??!!!!!

When I purchased this banana tree a year ago it was about a foot tall. This week, I noticed a shoot that had grown into my neighbor's yard full of little bananas. I don’t know how I totally missed it before this.

These bananas are the dwarf type, much smaller than the kind sold in the local supermarket but, in my opinion, much sweeter and have a longer shelve life.

The best thing about growing bananas is that from one tree you get many. I already have three offspring plants growing next to the mother plant.

6 comments:

My LIttle Family: said...

You have a nice crop for it's first offering! I think the little ones taste like banana ice cream.

Jeanette said...

Hi Rusty.. Nice first crop hope your able to pick them before your neighbour gets to them...

Cheryl said...

Hi Rusty.....Gosh bananas in your garden, to me that is amazing.....one of my favourite fruits and one I have to buy from the supermarket!!!

Green thumb said...

Hi Rusty, your banana plant looks quite healthy...I too have a group bananas in my yard and they offer me delicious fruit from time to time but this time the fruit has some black marks on it...any idea what they are?
I agree with you that the fruits are tastier than those in market.

Meems said...

Rusty,
What a nice addition to your garden... growing your own bananas. Those trees get ginormous!... but they are oh so tropical looking.
Have a great weekend!

Nicole said...

I agree with you-the little ones are sweeter. My favorite little ones are sucrier. Almost all the bananas sold is the US is Cavendish-one bred for shipping and uniform appearance, not taste.
When I was a child just about every home in the Caribbean had at least one banana tree. Yopu can use the ;eaves for wrapping food to be cooked, too eg empanadas or dumplings. the full but green bananas are also used in th Caribbean and Asia in a variety of dishes.