Day 25 –
October 18, 2019
Today I noticed even more bracts opening and the ends are almost all brown on the larger fruit.
Seems the newer bananas are turning brown faster then the earlier ones- as soon as they sprout out. I think it might be mold from the condensation in the greenhouse – the colder weather outside vs the warm water inside; it’s only going to get worse as it gets colder outside.
I went on the internet and found a photo (last one) of new larger bananas that are turning brown like mine are… so that appears to be normal. As for the smaller bananas; theirs is brown too but they also ended up cutting off the flower to eat the seeds within it; they cut it off just above the smaller new bananas which were tossed out. It’s not clear if they did this just to eat the seeds or because the smaller bananas weren’t going to grow into larger bananas due to the discoloring/mold.
I’ll give it a few more days to see if the baby bananas develop anymore or if the entire fruit browns. If that happens I may just cut off the flower to cook it and let the ‘older’ bananas finish developing.