A New Trial Banana Variety: The 1000 Fingers Banana
I love bananas but they're definitely marginal here. I don't know how this guy is going to do, but I'm willing to try anything:
My foreclosure bananas have done well for me this year. I call them that since my cousin Timmy and I saved them from a property headed into the cold and grasping hands of an evil bank. We've got four hands of bananas in progress and they started early enough this year that we should be harvesting them before frost.
The problem: the foreclosure bananas only produce about 20 or so bananas on each stalk. They're great bananas that work well for cooking or fresh eating, but they take up a lot of space considering their limited production.
The banana tree above is a different animal. This is the stalk it's supposed to produce:
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Just the thought of such an insane column of ladyfinger bananas sold me. If it doesn't work here, I'll plant one in The Great South Florida Food Forest Project.