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In the sign of Banana

Itโ€™s the last day of the year, time to make this card about my Banana experience.

Photo #1 from Fethiye, Turkey by Mich Millner (puhn) made on 2018-12-31 08:35 for Sola

Just two years ago, we planted our first Banana tree and I guess the place is just perfect, it growed like crazy.

And big surprise, in June it started blooming. Such a beautiful flower .

Photo #2 from Fethiye, Turkey by Mich Millner (puhn) made on 2018-12-31 08:35 for Sola

And with every leaf opening a row of little fuit flowers showed up. If you suck it, itโ€™s very sweet like sirup.

Photo #3 from Fethiye, Turkey by Mich Millner (puhn) made on 2018-12-31 08:35 for Sola

Continuesly the leafs open while the fruits on the top start slowly to grow into Bananas.

At some point, when the fruits get the heavy on the stem, it doesnโ€™t grow new fruits but the fruit continues to open leaves.

Photo #4 from Fethiye, Turkey by Mich Millner (puhn) made on 2018-12-31 08:35 for Sola

Thatโ€™s in September, it looks a bit like an Elephant dingdong (just a guess) ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

We had two stems with flowers both with dozens of Bananas. Finally end of October they were ready to take.

Photo #5 from Fethiye, Turkey by Mich Millner (puhn) made on 2018-12-31 08:35 for Sola

Extremely fat

Photo #6 from Fethiye, Turkey by Mich Millner (puhn) made on 2018-12-31 08:35 for Sola

and sweet

Photo #7 from Fethiye, Turkey by Mich Millner (puhn) made on 2018-12-31 08:35 for Sola

In total, we farmed more than 190 Bananas ๐ŸŒ. So we shared with our neighbours, some we cut in chunks and put into the freezer for making shakes later.

Fun fact, people told us before the fruits will not grow here in the area ๐Ÿ’

Letโ€™s see what the new year brings ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

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Freistaat
I envy you. Iโ€™d love to have a banana tree. But Bavaria is definitely too cold.
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Gesithan
I live right on the edge of their climate; I can grow fibre bananas but not sweet ones. Lame!
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Mich Millner (puhn)Author
Probably ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ visit us in October, itโ€™s a fantastic hiking area
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Mich Millner (puhn)Author
Gesithan, your always on the edge ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
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Gesithan
Mich Millner (puhn), aw yeah!!!
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DELETED USER
Crazyyy... Do you have a spare room for me? Will visit you next year in the banana season ๐Ÿ˜€
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Mich Millner (puhn)Author
Sure, we have two guest rooms ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
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DELETED USER
Mich Millner (puhn), great then I am coming ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Escape
Never knew any of that about bananas, thanks for such an interesting card. And enjoy them!
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Mich Millner (puhn)Author
I didnโ€™t know before either. We also learned how you force them to get the yellow finish ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
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Xixixi ๐Ÿ€โ“
Great, I envy you... a banana tree!!
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Mich Millner (puhn)Author
No envy, enjoy ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ they should grow on your island too !?
Xixixi ๐Ÿ€โ“
Mich Millner (puhn), thank you!! I think they do, but I donโ€™t have a banana tree in my garden. Here on the Canary Island they also grow bananas, but not on Lanzarote. The Canarian bananas are delicious.
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saifullah khan
Awesome effort
lafanga
Awesome.. if one day you feel sad and depressed.. prepare a circle of offerings around the tree, tie yourself to the banana tree, wear a banana on your head.. and spend a night under the tree and inside the circle.. if you are lucky help will arrive sometime in the wee hours of the morning.
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Mich Millner (puhn)Author
๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
lafanga
Go ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
๐Ÿš€ Josh
Did you cut the palm down?
Mich Millner (puhn)Author
Just the stem with the fruit, down to about 1m.
eivinel
i love bananas...
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Mich Millner (puhn)Author
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๏ผค๏ฝ…๏ฝ…๏ฝ๏ฝ
*Stares for a while* ๐Ÿ‘€ Date someone who looks at you like a Minion looks at a Banana.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
Mich Millner (puhn)Author
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