Thursday, September 21, 2017

Home Grown Bananas

Even though we lost our largest crop of bananas during Hurricane Irma, we were able to harvest a small bunch of dwarf red prior to the storm and a decent sized bunch of Saba Bananas was caught up in the falling banana plants and was mature enough to ripen. 

Dwarf Red and Saba Bananas as compared to a Cavendish Chiquita Banana
 Thankfully, even though we will be set back on fruit, we didn't lose any banana plant varieties because bananas are not trees - they grow from a corm and send up "pups" which develop into new plants which will fruit once and then die.

Saba Bananas
 While we lost some fruit and fruit trees during Hurricane Irma, many places lost much more. If you are interested in volunteering or donating to help other rare fruit tree farms, some places to consider are Grimal Grove on Big Pine Key, ECHO in Ft Myers, and Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead.

Dwarf Red Bananas

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pre and Post Hurricane Irma on Our Sarasota Fruit Farm

Hurricane Irma came and went here in Sarasota. Here are the before and after videos of our fruit farm. 



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