Baby Bananas!

I have a banana plant in my back yard. It's monstrous - maybe 15 or 20 feet tall. I've been brutal to it... I cut it to the ground in January of 2007, and it came back with a vengeance. I cut it back again this past January, and again it grew back to its full height. The recent hurricane shredded most of its leaves, but they're still green so I've left it alone.

Today, much to my surprise and delight, I discovered a big pod on it, filled with blooms and baby bananas. How cool! I've no idea if they'll be edible, but its very neat to see.

-- Kira


Posted by Ellen on Nov 2nd, 2013:
Did your bananas end up being edible? I have a pod on mine that looks exactly like yours, that has opened slightly to reveal baby bananas. I am wondering if we will be able to eat them? Please let me know.