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Default Basjoo's fruiting before frost in 20-30 days

Hi, I had a question about my banana pseudos. I really like the height.. 3 are flowering in Virginia at about 11ft pseudostem. I saw somewhere online before (some other forum) that cutting flowers off before the bloom can save a pseudo. I don't believe this (but I'm hoping it true.. can't seem to find any positive info on it) so I'm asking your expert opinions. Thank you! Flowers not visible yet but the 3 new leaves are about 2 feet long and opened versus about 6-6.5 feet.. plus the base of the leaf is fat and has ripples on it. So I know they are flowers. First time this has happened to me after only 2 summers of bananas so far.. not bad! So should I cut the stems now or will it not matter? I'd like to save the pseudo for next year if possible
Growing: Ensete ventricosum 'maurelli', Musa balbisiana 'Thai Black', bordelon, basjoo, Dwarf Cavendish, Dwarf Orinoco, itinerans var. itinerans, lasiocarpa, orinoco (tall), saba, Siam Ruby, sikkimensis 'Red Tiger', TaNee, zebrina, and zebrina var. gran nain.

Seeking: Musa Itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis, French Red Plantain, Peekeli, and Ensete ventricosum.

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