How to Grow,Harvest and Care For Bananas.


Go Bananas,Hello friends,In today's video we're gonna talk all about bananas So the banana plant is mostly known for its fruit But in today's video you will also see How you can use the other parts of the banana plant Like the flower the stem and of course we will also see The banana fruit that's you know the reason why the banana plant is so popular So bananas can be grown year-round in places like California. Where the the weather is warm and conducive to the growth of bananas And the banana usually starts flowering late summer And once the flower is sent out The bud keeps growing towards the bottom .

As you see here And the bananas are formed on the top So that's the beauty of the banana plant That it will keep growing the bud as well as keep producing banana As the bud grows towards the bottom Now you'll notice that after some time The bud will no longer have bananas over it Or the bananas would be very you know Not so well-formed And that's when you can harvest the flowers So as you can see the bananas have started developing very nicely here And what's going to happen is eventually as the plant grows The most important part of the plant which is the bananas Are gonna keep growing.

 So as you can see here the bananas are forming on the top part And if you notice near the area where the bud or the flower Joins the bananas the bananas have now started drooping Or started dying down This usually means that the plant is not going to form a lot more bananas It's just a natural way for the plan to sustain If it keeps producing a lot of bananas the plant might just fall from the weight So this is a good time to harvest the bud or the flowers Flower Harvest So let's go ahead and harvest this banana bud Which will have a lot of flowers growing in it It's just the unique way that the banana plant grows Its got this really huge purple bud that you can see here And then all the flowers are there inside this bud And just be careful of all the sap that falls down when you harvest the banana flower It can stain your clothes a little bit So you know just be careful while harvesting.

it So that looks like a pretty nice bud And this is what you see inside the bud These are the banana flowers They look like bean sprouts But they're really banana flowers And you can cook banana flowers with coconut They taste really good and are a popular South Asian cuisine So as you can see here we have removed the banana bud Or the flowers and while you use the banana flowers The banana plant will continue to grow these fruits on the plant in fact it relieves them of some weight So it's actually good if you harvest the bud once the bananas stop forming on the plant And I think that also signals the banana plant To start concentrating its energy on the fruit Which will cause rapid fruit growth And once the fruit is fully grown.

 It will also ripen as as we will see in the next section of this video Fruit Harvest So now we come to the best part the reason why the banana plant is popular is it fruits And homegrown bananas taste so much different and so much nicer Than the store bought bananas I mean in the store you are you gonna find just one variety which is the Cavendish banana At home you can grow pretty much any variety of banana that you want And these bananas have ripened on the plant itself If you want you can harvest the banana fruit and keep them indoors And they will ripen indoors as well Stem Harvest And now I'm gonna talk about something that a lot of people don't know about And that's the banana stem.

 The banana stem itself is a delicacy in a lot of countries And if you haven't tried out banana stem you should try it out sometime It's got a very unique flavor And that's the center part of the stem that you're looking for We're not looking for all the part around it Because it's too much of fiber and you cannot really eat it But it's the tender center part of the banana stem that's popular in cooking And a lot of South Asian countries, especially countries like India, in the southern part of India The banana stem is a very popular delicacy So all you do is just split open the stem You can chop it into smaller pieces for convenience And then you just try to get the the center part of the stem out Now remember that the stem from the bottom part of the plant will actually have more volume And as you start going towards the top.

 its gonna shrink in size So this is what you're looking for So I hope you enjoyed this video about about the incredible banana plant The entire banana plant is useful You can actually use the leaves as plates as very economical and biodegradable plates that you can eat your food in You can use the stems You can use the flowers You can use the fruit So all in all it's a very useful plant So do let me know how you use the banana plant Do just eat the fruit? Do you use the flowers? Do you use the stem?I would love to hear from you And I'll see you again soon!Happy Gardening!!


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