Today we planted six different kinds of banana trees from Going Bananas nursery in Homestead. Banana trees take about a year to begin bearing delicious fruit. They make an excellent visual barrier, and their lush green, tropical foliage provides a soothing backdrop. These small trees will fill in rapidly throughout the rainy season, and begin to send up new shoots, forming family-like clusters of trees, called stands. The daughters or pups can be separated from the mother tree and replanted elsewhere.
Next week: sugar cane and malanga.