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Old 03-23-2019, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Are Cavendish bananas edible or just ornamental? I have 2 that are fruiting now and was wondering if they will be as good as my ice cream ones that I just harvested.
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Cavendish bananas are dessert bananas - edible without cooking. In fact, Cavendish bananas are the bananas you've been buying from the grocery store your whole life.

I've never tried an Ice Cream banana but, by reputation, it is a better tasting banana than Cavendish. That said, if you like the bananas at your store, you'll have no problem with what you're growing.
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Thanks SoFlo.... now that they are fruiting is there anything special I should to help them along? I'm very new to this. ��

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I have 2 that are fruiting now and was wondering if they will be as good as my ice cream ones that I just harvested.
Grow the cavendish just like you did the ice cream and you'l be fine.
There are some great Youtube videos to watch on how to to grow bananas successfully.
You will rewarded with lots of bananas.

Good luck with your fruit and post photos of all your plants.
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Thanks SoFlo.... now that they are fruiting is there anything special I should to help them along? I'm very new to this. ��
I'm new as well so I'd defer to the more experienced folks on this front. Things to consider/discuss:

- Proper fertilization

- Cutting the flower (not sure what the thoughts are on this practice around here - whether to do it or not, when to do it, etc.)

- Propping the plant when it's weighted down by bananas

- When to harvest bananas (maturity vs ripened, ripening on the plant vs off the plant, etc.)

- Anything else the experienced folks around here have to offer
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