Fruit/Banana trees, Alabama
Les wrote at 2012-11-23 15:17:57
I have a banana tree that developed fruit this year. I live in Tuscaloosa and it's my first success. I cut my trees flat to the ground every year. However, this year I went a little further after reading an article. I selected one tree about 7 feet tall in early summer and separated its root system from all but one of it pups. After I did that some suckers appeared at the base of the tree and I separated them from the tree also. When I initially separated the pups I cut them flat to the grown and used my Dewalt drill to drill into the core of each one. I was trying to kill them but it didn't work, they all came back. Anyway its Iron Bowl time and the tree I selected developed a bunch of bananas I will cut off today and bring inside, we'll see what happens.
This was the first year I tried to get fruit but I keep learning. I cut everything to the ground again this year but next year I will select 3 or 4 trees and try to protect them through the winter. We will see what happens.