Update: It has been 8 days seen the Bud appeared and 9 hands are open. But hand 8 & 9 are very small fingers (about 1" long & thin) which opened yesterday. I expect these to fall off, but haven't yet. ... Hand 7 had thinner, full length fingers, but these started growing after 2 days. ... So after I get a little more length on the Rachis, I will cut the bud off and 7 hand off (if it is still slow growing). ... I have about 75 or 80 days to fatten the bunch, may be more hopefully.