I wouldn’t have believed that you could grow bananas in Auckland!
Who knew that this could turn into …
They are the cutest little bananas ever, and, although they are sweet, they are not sweet in that lingering sugary stevia way (I LOATHE that ’cause it doesn’t matter how many glasses of water you drink, you’ve still got this sugary taste in your mouth). AND they have an amazing texture, dense, almost creamy. Awesome!
Got room in your garden? Stick one in! Each big beautiful flower will produce and enormous bunch of bananas. Heaps for your neighbours too.
A few tips? Pick them green and ripen at room temperature otherwise the blackbirds will get into them. They love them. And tie a piece of netting around the whole bunch. I used garden netting and tied it around with clothes pegs. Worked a treat.