Most calls that I receive concern some type of plant problem or problems including diseases, insect pests, nutrient deficiencies, etc. It’s a change of pace to receive calls on why a plant is doing an extremely desirable and splendid thing — like banana plants producing a bumper crop of exotic and edible fruit.
Many homeowners enjoy the tropical accent that banana plants add to the home garden or landscape. When growing conditions are favorable, banana plants will bear edible fruit. But first, some basics on banana culture in general.