This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. James Greenhalgh, gardener to G. G. Green of Woodbury, N. J., sends us a Banana fruit which weighed four ounces. He had three hundred such on a plant eleven feet high. This would make a bunch of about seventy-five pounds, and is a remarkably good success. We often wonder the Banana is not more grown as an ornamental plant. It grows well in the open air of Philadelphia during the summer, and we once saw one fruit in the open air. They may be kept in warm sitting-rooms in winter, or anywhere where it is not damp. Dampness rots them.