Curious finds…and can I eat it?

Ambling about the yard, camera in hand searching for beauty where I may find it, I gaze up to see a curiosity. Now this is not the magic banana tree, this is a plant with leaves that seem to grow about 3-4 feet long and flap in the breeze like wayward flags in green gone wild. I took a few images to share with you, not sure if they are plantain or banana or anything edible for that matter, and there is a large purple pod growing out of the bottom of the bunch with leaves that seem to be opening occasionally and curling back. Thought you might enjoy some sights from my yard. If anyone knows what this is, and if it (the green protrusions) are edible and if so, when to harvest them, let me know. I want to enjoy them before my neighbor puts up his ladder, leans over and cuts them off for himself.

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Welcome to the jungle friends, pull up a piece and chat for awhile. I like to call it the Little Shop of Horrors plant….Feed me Seymour.

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22 thoughts on “Curious finds…and can I eat it?

  1. I’m not sure if it will grow fully, they like a lot of water and here we are only allowed to water once a week as it is the rainy season and the city likes to keep the watering to minimum to avoid runoff into the streams and waterways….it is a fun tree, I keep waiting ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. They are bananas, no other things edible ….yet….I don’t eat snakes and lizards๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒthank goodness, time will tell what may drop up๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. I have no clue what it is, but I love it. I’m with you, if they are food worthy, get them as quickly as you can. What a cool yard you have. What other juicy morsels are you hiding around there? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I’ve got to see if they make it and don’t break off. We can only water here on Thursdays so if it doesn’t come from the sky, it’s not happening, and we have to watch fertilizer, you don’t want it washing into the streams and creeks and ocean. Will watch it grow and see what happens, perhaps I may get some yummy bananas after all.๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

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  5. Good morning Michael, I will have to check that out, here’s so many cool plants down here I will check that out most definately. Gonna be a hot one today, just waking up….no fruit this early๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒjust โ˜•๏ธ
    Have a most excellent Thursday my friend and thank you๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. There’s an app that compares a pic you might take with a database of pics from other users and matches a few then you pick which one it is like and it identifies it. It’s called, Like that Garden. I’ve only used it a few times, but you may NEED it there in the jungle for, before you partake of forbidden fruit. Bon appetit.

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  7. That’s it my friend, I have bananas….so excited, now if,I can only get them to full size…and now I know,I can cut the dead old ones back๐Ÿ˜Šyay, you are awesome๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ

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  8. God, this place drains me, which is why I’m hustling with this writing thing. Trying to make something happen, cap’n. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. It’s hump day, three down, two to go…heck I’m contemplating going back to work…..one of those should I, shouldn’t I things…..argh….enjoying my peaceful days….
    Peace and you’re almost there baby, K

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  10. Fascinating plant! If all else fails I would clip one, ripen it up, open it and smell, touch etc. You’ll know ๐Ÿ™‚ (I hope I’m not being to literal and in response to your playful post)

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