As I indicated in my description of the trip to Coyopolan, during the return trip we stopped at Sr. Cordoba’s banana/coffee farm to harvest a few bunches of bananas.
The photo above is a shot of a portion of the farm from which the underbrush has been recently cleared and the coffee bushes trimmed.
I have seen many banana trees in my travels around here but had never seen what I assume is a banana tree flower from which a bunch of bananas will emerge.
Here’s a shot of the flower hanging from a bunch of bananas.
The bananas are harvested by cutting the top of the tree off with a machete. There were actually three different varieties harvested. Sr. Serena rattled off the top of his head the names of over ten different banana varieties.