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    Post by Joy on Tue 21 Apr 2015, 3:25 pm

    Ever wondered how bananas became bananas?  :think2: Well, like all fruit they start off as flowers. These were just noticed this afternoon growing on the banana trees in our yard. Never realised they had such pretty flowers. Wished I had noticed them earlier before some of the ones at the top dropped off as the baby bananas grew. Still the flowers at the bottom are still intact. 
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    Post by Joy on Thu 23 Apr 2015, 2:34 pm

    Thought I'd have another look at the banana flowers & was surprised to see that another layer on the flower head had opened up, exposing the next row of banana flowers. This, obviously, is how the big banana bunches are formed, one row of banana hands at a time. Shall keep my eye on this to see if there are more are to come.


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    Post by Joy on Fri 24 Apr 2015, 3:21 pm

    Quite a difference in only one day.
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    Post by Joy on Fri 24 Apr 2015, 3:23 pm

    A close up of fully opened flowers. They are quite amazing.
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    Post by Joy on Fri 24 Apr 2015, 3:24 pm

    The flowerhead in profile.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 10:14 am

    Bananas starting to grow.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 10:16 am

    Still some flowers on this side of the banana flowerhead.
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    Post by Joy on Fri 22 May 2015, 4:07 pm

    Nearly a month later the bananas are still very small but there a quite a few more than previously. Slowly growing.
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    Post by Joy on Fri 22 May 2015, 4:08 pm


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