Tuesday, April 17, 2007
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.