To read the life story of this giant banana blossom, click on each photo. The photos will enlarge and the story is told in the captions.
On December 7, I discovered this gorgeous bloom hidden behind the palm fronds and giant philodendron leaves in the strip of garden between my house and studio.
These were the small emerging bananas above the bloom.
During December and January, the bananas continued to develop.
In April, I started asking Pasiano if it was time to cut down the branch and hang them upside down to ripen. No, he said, that time
and the next two times I asked.
But finally, yesterday, he said it was time.
My choice of where to hang them was in the gazebo next to the hammocks, where I could be sure to chart their progress.
Already, at least one was ripe beyond the eating stage, but right for banana bread.
Pasiano picked the pick of the litter for us to try.
Guess which one I got?
It was a bit overripe at it’s end, but Morrie and Diego enjoyed it.
Pasiano thought his was perfect!
For Cee’s FOTD prompt.