Friday, 27 March 2009
Well no, it isn't - but I'm growing a tropical fruit - banana in my greenhouse. According to the label in the nursery it's capable of fruiting in a Temperate climate, given that you find a nice frost free and wind free area. Both of which are a challenge in untame Tassie. It only grows to 2 metres - the dwarf red dacca. I figure it's worth a go. So far it's steaming ahead - this photo was a month or so ago and it's doubled in size. It'll be a couple of years before I find out whether it was worth it. But I love trying to push things that bit further. Bananas are a real delicacy not normally eaten around here (our house) because they don't grow locally - maybe give mangoes a go next?