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Old 09-12-2018, 09:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
Nicolas Naranja
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Default Re: Deflowering bananas.

Originally Posted by sddarkman619 View Post
why take off the last couple bunches on the bottom too?
As Hector said, The bunch fills out a little quicker and the fruits are a little bigger. If it was just for me, I might not do it. But...fruit buyers want big fruit. For dwarf superplantain, I always prune to 5 hands. I try to keep Hua Moa to five hands as well. On Dwarf Puerto Rican Plantain I leave the 3 fingered hand as the final hand. My goal this season is to document a lot of what I do on the farm.
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