Sunday, May 1, 2011

Banana Tree In Flower

Our Banana Tree has been enjoying our new tropical climate and has not only grown an entirely new tree (shoot) it is flowering and preparing to provide its first harvest of fruit. We planted Mint around the base of the original banana tree as a companion plant and it has not only overrun the grass around the base of the tree it also gives off a lovely aroma when we visit our Musa friend.

The large brown collection of leaves is the banana heart which has numerous hands (which become the fruit). We will post more images as they mature and become ready to harvest and feast upon.

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