Grow & Harvest Bananas – flowers, fruits & stems of the banana plant

Grow & Harvest Bananas – flowers, fruits & stems of the banana plant


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 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 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 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!!