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What To Do With Bananas After Cold
« on: February 12, 2021, 11:03:42 AM »
I have 3 banana clumps and all of them made bunches late last year. After the frost from a couple weeks ago, Iím looking for advice on what to do with them.

The Namwa was earliest to fruit and the bananas in the bunch are green and plump. This has always been the healthiest clump and while most of the outer leafs are brown, there are still a good amount of green from inner leafs and from the shorter pups. Iím planning on leaving this one to ripen unless there is another recommendation.



The Grand Nain is in worse shape. This is actually the first time itís fruited and it was planted almost 3 years ago. The bananas in the bunch are not fully plump yet. There is a green leaf on the pup and also some emerging pups.



The Gros Michel grew quick and fruited in 9 months but seemed to only hold onto 8 or so leafs. It wasnít looking great before the frost and now the mother has little green on its leafs. The pups are pushing out green leafs. The bananas on this bunch are still thin.



Should I leave the bunches hanging or would it be better to remove them and let that energy go to the next one to fruit?  Will a fruit ripen if only pups in the clump have green leafs?

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Re: What To Do With Bananas After Cold
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2021, 12:26:36 PM »
Leave them be be.

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Re: What To Do With Bananas After Cold
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2021, 01:17:09 PM »
Leave them until there is no more frost, then Clio them off. They protect the fruit bunch and if it is growing, a flower of leaf.
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Re: What To Do With Bananas After Cold
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2021, 03:02:58 PM »
i tie mine back to support bunch & eventually, it folds in half.
That's when i harvest them.  Still takes 2-3 weeks after to ripen.
No idea what mine are.  Super sweet & 3/4 size of regular Publix b's.
I do remove dead dying leaves though for looks.  Some say no, works for me.

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Re: What To Do With Bananas After Cold
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2021, 03:32:29 PM »
Well thatís easy. Iíll keep the bunches on and wait for them to ripen.

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Re: What To Do With Bananas After Cold
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2021, 04:32:30 PM »
They (mine anyway) don't ripen till removed.  Never once came off yellow or ready to eat.
Green for 2 weeks minimum after harvest.  I've seen vids of ripe ones straight off tree but not mine.
I wait for them to puff up but i've had them come down early & still were ok.

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Re: What To Do With Bananas After Cold
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2021, 04:41:24 PM »
Leave them be. If something happens, I guess try cooking with them?
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