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Old 05-01-2016, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have looked at many, many pictures of flag leaves since joining here nearly 3 years ago but never seen one on any of my girls. Did I miss it? The leaf this gal produced last week did seem a little odd and puny but wasn't memorable; plants tend to do odd things when they live with me so I figured that was just standard. However, minutes ago I walked past her and noticed something odd. (A confirmed "watched pot" believer, I try not to stare at or study plants that might take offense or stop doing what they should.)

This "leaf" is very hard and firm--from the base to the tip. Yes, we soon have no bananas? Or not? Having raised corn, it reminds me how smut starts. Musas don't have smut, do they?

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Old 05-01-2016, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats, What you see is your very first flag leaf and flower poking out. Great time of the year for it to come out too.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats ......

Bananas for Thanksgiving.......
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Stare at it as much as you want. It IS a flag leaf. Congratulations.
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Hopefully you will get a nice size bunch!
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