Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The World's Largest Herb!

Yes, that's right, bananas don't grow on trees! They are the world's largest perennial herb. Here in the new house we have many banana herbs! This morning on our "property stroll" we checked up on all of the beautiful bunches that we have been observing for a month now!

At first the banana plant looks like a flower, then those little "fingers" appear (the baby bunches). It takes two months for the "hand" (the bunches) to fully ripen.

The mother plant dies after producing the bunch of bananas (I know, sad isn't it) but not to despair. From the growing point new "suckers" appear and lots of baby plants turn into mother plants, and so goes the life of the banana tree, no...palm.....no largest biggest perennial herb!

So now you have viewed a piece of the yard this morning and I hope you enjoyed the show. Wish you were here for tea and banana bread!

1 comment:

  1. that's so interesting! and you'll never have to buy bananas again.