Re: When to Cut the Flower?
Ya, I know that is says it helps a lot everywhere, but when it comes down to it the fruit size, quality and number are detirmined way before it actually fruits, not during. If you want the biggest and best fruit you need to raise the plant properly from the pup stage, I remember reading that the first 4 months of a banana plants life are the most crucial in detirmining the fruit quality and number. Given all that, its still a good idea to cut the male bud and support the bunch, just to be on the safe side.
Growing bananas in Colorado, Washington, Hawaii since 2004. Commercial banana farmer, 200+ varieties.