Tuesday, April 17, 2007

GOING BANANAS


Well it's finally happend. Our first bunch of BANANAS has become ripe and we are chowing down. We were told that as soon as 1 banana turns yellow to cut it from the tree and hang it up somewhere near the house. This way the birds and bugs will not devour it on the tree. I cut this bunch down yesterday and just the bottom "hand" was yellow. I hung it from a hook off the lanai to ripen and today 2 of the 3 "hands" are yellow. They were quite tasty this morning with coffee. Each one measures about 4" in length and 1.5" in diameter and are packed full of sweet flavor. I need to find out exactly what variety this is... could it be apple banana, or vanilla banana? I do know that banana's grow on plants and not trees. This particular bunch has/had 62 bananas on it. We have about 8 more bunches ready to turn in the next few weeks. I see banana bread, banana splits, banana smoothies and more in our future.


The ripening station on the lanai yesterday.
More yellow as of this morning.

6 comments:

parnell said...

I Heard a Rumour, It certainly wont be a Cruel Summer with all those fabulous bananas. Fruits of the Gods:
Venus was said to enjoy them you will too!!

Bennett said...

I remember when we had those baked bannanas they were so good

missy_shell said...

5738 Long Ridge Place, Indpls, IN 46221...we wouldn't want to waste these tasty treats!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, is that a banana in your pocket or.........

Leah

kr said...

looks soooo gorgeous there!! i love your baby blue deck chairs admiring your bananas. make something good!

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