Bananas actually don’t have a season. The plant will throw a spear at any time of the year. This means you never know when you’ll get bananas which only adds to the thrill of a good harvest.
For whatever reason (I like to think it’s my green thumb and a lot of chook poo tea), we have 3 bunches of bananas on our plants right now.
I think we’ll be eating bananas for the next several months – probably about 30 kilos worth of fruit. All we have to do is cut a hand off one of the spears, one at a time, put it in a plastic bag with an apple for a few days and we have yummy, ripe bananas. The rest of the bunch doesn’t seem to be affected by losing a hand off the bottom so we don’t need to pick more than we can eat each week.
A steady stream of perfectly ripe bananas – wow, I’ll never get tired of that!