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Flowering banana tree

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damethod blog photos
Joined: 5/04/2008
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 637
Posted: Jan/12/2009 5:31 PM PST

My dwarf cavendish banana tree is flowering! These pics are from yesterday morning. You can see some bananas peeking through in the pics, but every day they will come out more and more. Today I could clearly see about 10 of them.

These pics are from two sides of the flower.

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ninebulan blog photos
Joined: 11/14/2008
Location: jakarta
Posts: 37
Posted: Jan/13/2009 6:47 AM PST

W.O.W
I've never seen banana tree upclose... but that's mighty big banana flower...
Or maybe I just didn't realize it before coz I don't like bananas
Congratz



Cheerz,
Ka
damethod blog photos
Joined: 5/04/2008
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 637
Posted: Jan/16/2009 5:49 AM PST

Here are some pics of the flower 4 days later!

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floridagirl blog photos
Joined: 7/28/2008
Location: Port Richey, FL.
Posts: 201
Posted: Jan/19/2009 3:10 PM PST

Hi thats great congrats to you, I have two of them and they have never produced, what's the trick? flordagirl.
damethod blog photos
Joined: 5/04/2008
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 637
Posted: Jan/19/2009 6:42 PM PST

Not all banana trees produce fruits. You have to figure out what type of banana tree it is. Here are some sites I've stumbled across in my search for information on the banana.

http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/banana.html

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG040

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/banana.h tml

If you can, post pictures of your trees so maybe someone can identify it.
floridagirl blog photos
Joined: 7/28/2008
Location: Port Richey, FL.
Posts: 201
Posted: Feb/01/2009 1:09 PM PST

Hi, my banana trees are those tropical dwarf ones, they're only supposed to get 4 to 6 ft tall and produce in 2 years. The cold snaps that we've been having may be the cause of it, maybe a little more TLC will help. hangin out floridagirl.
Rashell blog photos
Joined: 9/17/2007
Location: Acton, Ca
Posts: 4230
Posted: Feb/17/2009 4:27 PM PST

Wow that flower opened up real fast! 4 days huh? & WOW look at all them bananas!

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damethod blog photos
Joined: 5/04/2008
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 637
Posted: Feb/18/2009 5:42 AM PST

Here is the requested update.

Now I'm just waiting for them to plump up to start picking some off. I believe the tiny ones on the bottom are inedible, but there seems to be about 100 edible bananas there!

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Rashell blog photos
Joined: 9/17/2007
Location: Acton, Ca
Posts: 4230
Posted: Feb/21/2009 1:38 PM PST

What a beauty and WOW again! I knew it would look like that!
davehop47
Joined: 3/10/2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1
Posted: Mar/10/2009 9:05 PM PST

Damethod: from the time you first saw the stalk and flower emerge, how long did it take until you got the last pic where you have all of the green bananas.

My tree started about 2 weeks ago but it is sending out flowers and some little bananas showing.
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