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mannye
05-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Here's something that doesn't happen every day; an accidental papaya plant grew out of nowhere and it seems to be giving some fruit!

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Here is a wide shot of the interlopers:

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And I got a banana in my palm trees!

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Sent from my galafreyan transdimensional communicator 100 years from now. G

Riverat
05-15-2014, 10:34 PM
OK ya got me, the Papaya doesn't surprise me but the banana? One can seed, from birds or whatever but not the banana, there's not one within a few feet of it?

mannye
05-15-2014, 11:51 PM
LOL Just kidding about the banana. It's actually been "walking" itself into the areca palms for years. In 17 years it (well, the daughter plants) have walked themselves over that way. As a New Yorker, you can imagine I wasn't too "up" on proper tropical plant management and didn't realize I should have been watching which daughter plant was left to grow after the main plant was harvested (small bananas that seem to have all the flavor and sweetness of a Cavendish squeezed into a delicious little package). By the time I realized what was happening, I had to just let it go. The bananas are so good I didn't want to risk losing them, so I'm slowly waiting for it to walk itself back out.. five more generations should do it.

Riverat
05-16-2014, 09:19 AM
LOL, now that's patience!
I have a friend that grows bananas outside of Athens Ga. (up around Atlanta) where I would have never thought you could keep them alive, he lets the cold start to get to them then digs them up, knocks the dirt off the roots and puts them in a dark place in the barn. Planted the next spring they just take off like nothing happened. It does take more than a season to get bananas though.