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Posts tagged “Banana

Random Harvests

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After almost exactly one year from planting, the bananas are ready to harvest.

And ripening.

Each is over 12 inches (30 cm) long.

They are fine specimens and extremely tasty.

Their total weight is more than 66 lbs. (30 kg)

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Our mango crop has also been harvested

– only eleven fruits –

But that’s a ten-fold increase on last year.

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And the pomegranates are in flower…

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Banana Benefits

My banana plant continues to flourish.

Five new plants have appeared around its base.

 

While above, flower scales open sequentially to reveal row after row of banana flowers.

With many more scales left to open, I am in hope of an ample harvest.

An elegant sufficiency of bananas.

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Now You See It?

You will need to look carefully:

Very carefully.

The first green shoot

Not of economic recovery in the West

But of my banana flower in the East.

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A Growth Spurt

A small banana shoot was planted in my yard a few months back.

After seven months of tropical sunshine and monsoon rains, it has grown a little:

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Fruit, I am informed, will take several more months.

But meanwhile, the leaves can be used as plates and some of the flowers, once they arrive, can be served in a masala mix.

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