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Old 11-18-2007, 03:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi from Fort Pierce, FL. I have several banana trees of unknown species growing in my backyard. One of them currently has a large bunch of green bananas. How do I know when the bananas are done developing, and it's time to pick the bunch???
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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When one or two of the bananas turned yellow then you can cut it down and hang the bunch upside down in your garage.
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On mine, when the first little bananas appear from under the petals of the flower bud, I write the date somewhere on the last leaf stem in black marker. Most of mine start to ripen within a week or two after 4 months from that date. But I usually wait until I see one starting to turn yellow.


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Thanks for the tip on when to cut down the fruit. I was about to put out that question to the forum since Dwf Orinoco #1 seems to have finished plumping out. Hope DO #2 stalk will grow to 1 foot beyond last fruit hand soon. Don't want to have cut the DO #1 stalk with the swarm of bees and wasps the male flowers on #2 have attracted.

Not to mention the neighborhood resident bobcat.

Will start writing the date on the stalk also.


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