Reduce banana bunches

Asked April 24, 2020, 12:18 PM EDT

I have 3 bunches and more forming. If I remove the flower now, will it cease making new bunches and still allow the 3 remaining bunches to fully develop?

Lake County Florida

1 Response

Hi, here is a link to our bulletin on Banana Growing in the Florida Home Landscape https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/MG/MG04000.pdf . You can certainly remove the flower, but all the female flowers that produce the bananas may have already opened. To reduce the amount of bananas produced, read page 7 where it discusses thinning out the banana stalks for better fruit production and reduced disease pressure!