a few of you asked if our banana trees have bananas
Yes, they do.
The summer of 2007, one of the banana pods, ended up at eye level. I had never seen bananas grow from flower to fruit. these photos document the growth. Enlarge the above photo, and use you zoom tool to see the incredible fruit.
If you enlarge this and zoom you can see at the end of the banana what is left of the flower.
Above photo shows how the pod opens and little flowers come out, each flower turns into a banana
Below is how it looks when finished.
these photos were taken with my Kodak Easy share, i wish I had the Rebel when it was blooming.
Tomrrow I will show the flowers up close