Banana plants are easy to grow and adapt well to many climates. They can be grown in sun or partial shade, container grown on a patio or greenhouse, and even indoors by a sunny warm window. In the landscape they can grow to about 12-14 feet tall. Outdoor in zone 7 or higher (depending on variety). Bananas plants have large leaves and require regular watering. It is best to mulch around the banana plants. Bananas plants will mature in 9 months and fruit within 12-18 months of planting.
Who: Alex Peña
When: August 24th, 2013
Where: The Garden Pool in Mesa, AZ
Length: 67 minutes
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The Banana fruit is a great source for Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C. Bananas are a great source of dietary fiber. The chart on the right is the nutritional facts for one medium cavendish banana. The data is based on a typical diet.
Easy Banana Smoothie
1 Cup Peach Yogurt
1 Cup of Orange Juice
1 Cup of Ice
Peel Banana, and add orange juice, peach yogurt and ice in blender. Puree on high for 3 minutes.
Served Chilled – Makes 1 Serving
2 Large Bananas
¼ Cup Dried Cranberries
¼ Cup Sliced Almonds
½ Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Rolled Oats
Peel the bananas and mash in a bowl until no chunks remain. Stir in the cinnamon vanilla and oats. Next mix in cranberries and almonds. Then spread evenly into 9×9-inch square baking pan. Heat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a dish with olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes. Cut into squares.
Served at room temp.– Makes 8 Servings
Sun Dried Bananas
Peel Bananas and slice in 1/8 inch pieces.
Dip into orange juice, to prevent banana from browning. Place on cooling rack in a sun oven or directly in the sun on a screen. Keep checking in on the bananas. Allow the bananas to dry until they are crispy. You will have a wonderful snack in about five hours.
-They are the largest herb in the world and are slightly radioactive!
-Bananas have no cholesterol or sodium!
-Also Bananas are America’s number one consumed fruit and is Wal-Mart’s most sold single item!
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