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Banana uneven ripening
« on: July 18, 2019, 05:16:57 PM »
My Monthan bananas are ripening unevenly this year.  Never had this problem before, but one or two at a time are developing a yellow spot on an otherwise green banana.  If left on the stalk, this spot splits open while the rest of the banana stays green.  Anyone know what's happening?  My only suspicion is that I watered too heavily recently (after the bananas have swollen to nearly their full size).  Here's a pic of one with the problem next to a green one (had to remove it to get to the problem one).  I live in the Los Angeles area near the coast.

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Re: Banana uneven ripening
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 09:09:18 PM »
Sometimes sun can induce ripening especially in hot weather. You could try a sun shield of some kind. Ethylene also causes banana ripening so if the fruit is tight or a leaf wraps around it might help to ripen a part of the bunch more than another.


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Re: Banana uneven ripening
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 09:54:53 AM »
I have no idea. I have never seen or experienced that on my bananas. Hopefully it will just go away on your next bunch.



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