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Old 08-14-2009, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question musa velutina

my musa velutina has recently bloomed and it set seed when would the seed be ready?
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My understanding is that the seed is ready when the "fruit" bursts open.
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Yes, when the banana starts to split, then the seeds are fully ripe.

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i would also like to know if they possibly make an edible fruit at anytime in its life?
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i would also like to know if they possibly make an edible fruit at anytime in its life?
Mason, it depends on what you would consider edible!!! The fruit has a good flavor, but the seeds are so large and plentiful that it ain't worth the trouble.
Austin, yours are looking awesome this year!!!! GREAT JOB!!!
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Austin, that's one wonderful pink jungle you have there.
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Congrats, Austin! Great to see somebody nearby with such a great looking Velutina (since it's one at the top of my list to get)! If it was me, I'd eat the fruit .
From what I've read, and I read a lot on it, Velutina's ripe when the skin pops. Also, despite being a bit challenging, the fruit is edible.
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Wow awesome they all have banana's!! Mine have turned lighter and not pink as much anymore? We have been getting tons of rain for the last week here in Eastern NC. How long are these suppose to be on a first year plant? I know they crack when they are over ready to eat. But they are still kinda small and really hard. Thanks!
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