These pictures were taken on the 16th and OMG is all I have to say!
This this is HUGE!
Are we growing a pod? What in the world is this thing growing in my back yard? Is it going to turn into pod people and take one of my children? I mean seriously look at the size of the thing! Then I rounded to the back side of the plant (brave am I) and I found this:
It seems that one of the "pod" leaves came up and underneath some flowers grew. But are they not the strangest flowers ever?
Then the proverbial light bulb turned on.......the yellow stem like things behind the flowers...........yep they are the bananas! They are about two inches or so long. How tiny, but what is up with the rest of the pod? Will each leaf produce a bunch of bananas? Holy cow (where did we come with that...Holy cow....are cows holy) that will be a lot of bananas. I think they better hurry up because it has been strangely cool this summer and I fear that if they wait much longer it will be too cold and MD will be chopping down the trees to put away for next year.
Stay tuned for more banana growth!