Friday, November 4, 2011

Pregnant bananas

A few weeks ago Amy mentioned how the trunk of one of our banana plants was really thick at one point. It's been interesting seeing it swell and move up the trunk and pop out at the top.

I'm pretty sure this is the flower stalk coming up, which means we'll have fruit before too long. We're so excited, after all the work we've been through since the in vitro rearing (see here) in February 2010 and planting in September 2010. They've grown up to be big and strong now. One is bigger than the other, which is probably good since it means they won't both fruit at the same time.

Now I need to put more potash on at bell emergence and hope for the best. I'll keep you posted. 

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