Cape Coral Florida banana tree....

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Realty Team-Cape Coral, FL

One of the great pleasures of living in SW Florida is the opportunity to grow exotic fruit.  In my garden I grow figs, mangos, pineapple, avocado, and of course the gorgeous banana.

A good friend gave me a few shoots of her Lady Finger banana tree about a year ago and one has produced a heart.....now I just wait for the bananas.

 

Debbie Cullen, CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SRES, RSPS, SFR

Century 21 Sunbelt, Realtor

Serving SW Florida (Cape Coral...aka Paradise)

239.233.2322

deb@CapeDeb.com

www.CapeDeb.com

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Lois Davies
Century 21 Birchwood Realty, Inc. - Cape Coral, FL
Cape Coral & SW Florida

Keep it up and you won't have to buy your fruit at at the supermarket; nice way to save money.  I'm still struggling with tomatoes and cucumbers. How easy is growing the Pineapple tree?

Jun 05, 2010 12:18 AM #1
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Debbie Cullen
REMAX Realty Team-Cape Coral, FL - Cape Coral, FL
Your Cape Coral, FL Specialist

Hi Lois,

Pineapples are easy.  When you buy a pineapple cut off the crown.  Then take a knife and slowly cut away at the bottom of the crown until you see little dots appear in a circle (these will someday be the roots).  Then start taking off the bottom leaves (one by one)...you will probably even see some roots between the leaves.  Let the crown rest for a day or two and then plant.  I usually put a little 'root hormone' on the bottom before I plant it but you don't have too.  The only thing about pineapple plants is....they will only produce one fruit in their lifetime.  If you manipulate it you might get two but most likely just one.

Have fun!

Let me know how you make out.

p.s. Tomaotes are impossible this time of  year in SW Florida

Jun 05, 2010 12:48 AM #2
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Claude THOMAS
Rossman Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL

When is the best time to grow tomatoes in SWFL?

Jun 05, 2010 07:02 PM #3
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Debbie Cullen
REMAX Realty Team-Cape Coral, FL - Cape Coral, FL
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Claude....

Growing season in SW Florida for tomatoes is September-May....

Jun 06, 2010 12:17 AM #4
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