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Banana Hanger 29/8/11

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Project by sharad posted 08-29-2011 07:55 AM 3310 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spent some time in my wood working shop for doing this project. Banana is a tropical fruit and very common in each household. They cannot be refrigerated. Therefore it is important to keep them fresh and increase their shelf life. For this they should be kept hanging to facilitate air circulation. If not stored properly the skin turns black and the fruit loses its texture. I made this banana hanger out of pine as a decorative and useful piece on my dining table. We have several varieties of banana and the one shown in the picture is a small variety with a very thin yellow skin. It is very tasty and costs about 1$ for a dozen. After peeling the skin goes as an organic fertilizer in my terrace garden. The last picture is of a variety most common and of a bigger size with a thicker skin costing the same as above.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein



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jroot

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 08-29-2011 01:49 PM

What a cool idea! I really like it, and might just emulate it here.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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daltxguy

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posted 08-29-2011 02:27 PM

You are the top banana, Sharad! Nice project. It’s nice that you have so many types of bananas at a great price, too.

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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justjoel

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hardiness zone 7a

posted 08-29-2011 06:44 PM

We go through so many bananas, but not always fast enough before they become less than fresh tasting – seems like this is a “no-brainer” for me. Nice work, sir.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Bon

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posted 08-30-2011 09:02 PM

Nice job on the banana hanger Sharad.I need one of those in my house.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 08-30-2011 11:00 PM

Excellent!!
(bananas here cost about 80 cents a pound, I think)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Desktopgem

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posted 08-30-2011 11:57 PM

That looks so good. It’s great to look at even without the bananas!

-- Desktopgem

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sharad

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posted 08-31-2011 06:55 AM

Thank you all for your response.
Bon I will bring you one if I attend the Sept 2012 get-together at Debbie’s. If anybody else wants it please let me know early. It is not a very big task for me. It cost me less than 2 $.
Desktopgem that is why I said it decorates my dining table.
Jroot I am sure you will make one.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Bon

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posted 09-06-2011 03:07 PM

Sharad thank you for your very generous offer.I am planning to attend the 2012 gathering at Debbie’s and hoping all goes well at that time.Do I have any seeds that you would like me to save for you.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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sharad

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hardiness zone 11

posted 09-06-2011 06:50 PM

Bon, glad to hear that you are planning to attend the event in Sept 2012. If everything goes well I am planning to come with my wife to meet as many GTs and LJs as possible. I will let you know which seeds I would like to have from you and others. I will also bring an assortment of seeds from my side for all of you. You are sure to get the Banana Hanger.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Radicalfarmergal

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 09-07-2011 03:07 PM

Sharad, your banana hanger is both very attractive and handy. Fresh produce can be very perishable if it isn’t handled and stored correctly.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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PrettyPanda101

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posted 03-05-2014 12:42 AM

Wow looks delicious! Here my family can easily go through twenty bananas in two days! So might use that idea so they last longer and we don’t have to keep buying new ones! Great idea! But, unfortunately we live in Minnesota so that makes it harder for us to do that! But, my mom learned from somewhere that if you are storing them indoors, you rip them apart (not in a bunch) so they won’t rot as fast! Weird huh!?

-- PrettyPanda101

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