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Old 08-16-2008, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Brazilian has flowered!

Hello All,

My Brazilian flowered today . One problem, the last flower was consumed by the humming birds. The flower hung down and the little flying insects eat the crap out of my prize. Any suggestions? I would love to get bananas.





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Old 08-16-2008, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Normally the first (female) flowers/fruits stick and the later male flowers/fruits drop. Do you mean you had no fruits stick at all? I have hummingbirds and bananaquits around my plants all the time with no ill-effects. Nice garden btw!
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All the hummers want is the nectar. Sometimes they eat bugs, for nutrition. They don't even bother my fruits. I love how that sounds...my fruits... Once the flower withers, they are on to the next newer flowers.

Are you sure another type of bird or some insect isn't doing the damage? Ants do a good job of dominating every plant in my yard, little black bugs like my peaches, the house finches love my cherries, and the friggin' rats love my nectarines. I can hardly wait to see what will love my bananas...
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Normally the first (female) flowers/fruits stick and the later male flowers/fruits drop. Do you mean you had no fruits stick at all? I have hummingbirds and bananaquits around my plants all the time with no ill-effects. Nice garden btw!
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The fruits dropped but only 5 or 6 bananas formed and stayed small green and hard. The hummung birds did go for the nectar.
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Normally the first (female) flowers/fruits stick and the later male flowers/fruits drop. Do you mean you had no fruits stick at all? I have hummingbirds and bananaquits around my plants all the time with no ill-effects. Nice garden btw!
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Thank you regarding the garden. Tomorrow I lay the flag stone for the patio. When it is done I will post pictures.
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The 5 or 6 that stuck are your bunch then, and you will be picking them in 3 to 4 months time! (Not sure how long Brazillians take to ripen).

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