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    Cool

    Quote (Plantslikebugs @ Aug. 11 2002,5:52)
    Do you kow the third most dangerous job in the world is being a banana picker? it is dangerous becuase of the banana spider, a very poisonous spider. Well that was a waste of my 2 cents![/QUOTE]
    Banana picking is only a dangerous job in places that have dangerous animals, such as the banana spider, growing among the banana plants. Places like Central and South America have lots of animals that can cause you lots of pain, but others, like Puerto Rico, don't have any of these bad guys. You still have to worry about wasps though...

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    Good point. Once again I am proved wrong.


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    When I visited a banana plantation, they said they always kept the number of offshoot plants down to one so it wouldn't take too much from the mother plant and reduce the size of the crop.

    so if it sprouts more and you want big bananas you might want to cut the extra offshoots off...the mother plant will die after it has produced the bananas. so keeping one keeps the number of plants stable too.

    btw, there is a set number of leaves the banana plant will produce before it flowers, I don't remember the number (sorry) but I always thought that that was cool

    hope that helps [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    Helena

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    I just thought of something else

    where did it come from? is it a self setter? if so it won't be a yellow banana cos they don't have seeds, they need to reproduce vegetatively (ie by the offshoots)
    Helena

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    i have no idea where it came from...it was there when i moved into my new house. the owner must have planted it.

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    I guess you will have to wait and see,

    hope it is a banana, the flowers are pretty amazing to look at

    good luck with it
    Helena

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