|Musa basjoo (Hardy banana) in flower|
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Just Add Monkeys
After finding out that the plant below is a banana plant, the next question people usually ask is "Does it produce bananas?" After hearing the affirmative, the next question is usually "Are they edible?" Yes, they are edible seeing that I have eaten one and haven't died. But if you want one that tastes good, that's a different story. Even though they don't produce the kind of bananas you think of when you hear the word banana, the fact that we can even grow a real banana plant in this climate is incredible. Now if only I could grow a durian...