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Friday, March 23, 2012
Banana leaves, Garden, Roscoe
I have, finally learned my banana lesson. These plants were here when we moved in. Every year frost would do this to them. Every Spring I would cut them to the ground in March and hope a leaf would emerge. It did, but it took all summer for the tree to regain it's normal height. This year I trimmed only the dead leaves and new leaves are coming out already. They should be huge this year.
These are ornamental bananas and produce fruit that is edible but totally tasteless. I tried one and it was like eating wet paper. Two years ago I planted edible bananas under these and they are growing slowly. I'll show those soon.