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Old 09-11-2018, 09:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
Nicolas Naranja
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Default Re: Deflowering bananas.

The literature suggest that the floral remnants act as a place for fungus to hang out. On Cavendish varieties and plantains deflowering can help control cigar-end rot. The flowers also serve as a hideout for thrips, which can be a big problem in the spring leaving little raised black dots all over the fruit.

Originally Posted by Akula View Post
Thanks Nick!

Great to see a video of these techniques in practice. I didn't know about cleaning the little flowers off the individual bananas. Thought they just fell off.
Some people go bananas, I went plantains.
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