Why is banana plant producing thin fruit? - Knowledgebase Question

India
Question by wrathkov
September 5, 2017
I have planted a variety of banana that gives a small 4-5 inch fruit. The fruits produced this year were very thin and didnt have any fruit between the peels. I cant seem to understand this.

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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A comment from Philipwonel
September 6, 2017
Is this is the first year they have produced ?
That could be the problem.
😎😎😎

India
A comment from wrathkov
September 6, 2017
Yes, its the first plant I have transplated. Is this common and will I get better fruit on the suckers next year?

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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A comment from Philipwonel
September 6, 2017
Being in India. I going to guess, that it does not freeze ? That , would be a whole different ballgame.
Young trees usually have small crops the first year or two, till they mature. Also depending on size of tree and number of fruit, you may need to thin some fruit. I'm also going to guess its in ground ? You want 2, or better feet around drip line clear of any vegation, grass included. Drip line and a few feet out , is where feeder roots are. Give it the right type of fertilizer, and it will do better next year. You may want to remove suckers so they don't sap energy from main tree. Pot them up to give to any friends.

India
A comment from wrathkov
September 6, 2017
I live in a hot climate and yes its in the ground. The plant gets sufficient water and vermicompost every 3-4 months.

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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A comment from Philipwonel
September 6, 2017
Great ! Thank you for replying back. 😁
Cheers ! 😃 ! To a better crop next year.

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