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Old 10-30-2009, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In cleaning up the mess from the winds I picked up the top of a cut pseudo stem pictured above and found something growing backwards out of the cut. I lifted it up and out came the flower bud, so I decided to have a closer look at it.

It was about a foot long before I started to take it apart.


You can see the leaves and the flower in the middle. If you look real close you can see the little nanners in there.


So I peeled off the leaves until I got to the fruit. Tiny little things! The match is the cardboard book type, not a stick match.


I then peeled some bracts off until it wouldn't peel anymore.


Then I cut it in half and this is what it looked like.


Another shot in the sunshine. Now you know!
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would have looked up a recipe........after I was done crying
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Thanks, Mitchel!
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the pictures- interesting. Your Orinoco's look like they were doing well until the winds came. I think you should give the Orinoco's another chance and keep growing them
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This is Hawaiian Apple Bob.

I don't grow Orinoco anymore. I replaced them with FHIA 18
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Thanks for the pics, very cool!
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would have looked up a recipe........after I was done crying
I actually thought about eating a bit raw but decided not to. The texture was very nice, like a cellery heart. It actually smelled pleasant too. But I really wanted to see what was inside more than I wanted to cook it! I won't have many chances to cut one open you know. (knock on wood!)
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Very interesting. I know it's a terrible loss, but consider your pictures a step forward for science.
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Thanks for the pictures. That's amazing you noticed the growth.
I now know what's going on in there!! Very informative.
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Very cool! Thanks for the dissection pics! (I love a good dissection, myself!) Very interesting to see how it looks under-developed....though much like I would have expected it to. Too bad it didn't make it to maturity!
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is great info. Something I couldnt even imagine. WOW!
True Jing-Jang issue.
THX for sharing
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very interesting.
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Mitchell - that is so interesting - thank you for taking the time!!
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