Bananas

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.

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