Re: When to Cut the Flower?
Actually, the size of the fingers is already detirmined, cutting the male bud will not do anything special or extra to the fruit itself. From the reports from INIBAP that I have read, it seems as though the biggest advantage of cutting the male bud is simply to reduce weight and prevent toppling, or at least reduce the risk a little.
Growing bananas in Colorado, Washington, Hawaii since 2004. Commercial banana farmer, 200+ varieties.