Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Two Banana Plants (Musa basjoo) In Flower

Walking along the path past the herbaceous border, take a look at the Musa basjoo, banana plants, and you will see a sight not seen since 2010, see blog entry 15th September 'Banana Flower', two plants have produced flowers compared to just the one four years ago. Flowering a lot earlier than last time, two months earlier in fact, it is hoped that the fruit bracts, although small, will be seen this year having enough time to develop before the first frosts, but, unfortunately, they are not edible. Both the trunks will die after producing the fruit but offsets are already growing around the base to replace them.

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