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Phil@Tyalgum starts with ...
I have a large hand of blue java bananas developing. Could fellow banana growers advise whether or not I should cut the bell off once they have formed?
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Phil,

I cut my banana bell off about one month ago and bagged the whole lot when the last hand opened at the time did not grow bigger after a week of observing. Good luck to yours.
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27th December 2012 12:39pm
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Original Post was last edited: 27th December 2012 12:39pm
John Mc says...
I cut mine off also after all the fruit has formed.
Apparently the bell can be used in the kitchen, I'm sure Jujube Lucy would have a recipe for them.
I remember reading something about in certain banana's in certain banana growing regions you have to leave the bell intact so inspectors can check for certain viruses. Can't be more specific, someone might be able to expand on it.
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Kalindi says...
My banana tree got a bell about two months ago but no bananas. Why?
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trikus says...
This has only happened for me once on Bluggoe that was severely attacked by stem borers .

Some people have mEetioned that birds and bees feed on the flowers so that is a good reASON TO LEAVE THE BELL ON .

Bell from ducasse is the preferred type for cooking .
And John have never heard about any Inspectors ever checking bells .
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Brendan says...
Kalindi, chop that tree down, it won't bear & try giving your banana tree(s) extra P & K fertilizer.
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