Lady Finger Banana Plant
Posted by Barbara (Florida, United States) on 29 April 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.
County Botanical Gardens
Tropical Plant Garden
Several years ago my neighbor (the best neighbors one could have) gave me a small banana plant. Before then I had never actually seen one close let alone grow one.
After the plant grew taller than the average person, I checked it one day and could not believe my eyes.
Suddenly this pod appeared with tiny bananas. Small bananas, that is why they are called Lady Fingers.
It is the most amazing thing to see. Colorful and very unusual looking.
They were delicious and sweet. I may attempt to plant some again sometime.
The pod you see here is after the bananas have been picked and this is what is left, a hanging pod.
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