EAST MOUN­TAIN BA­NANAS

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

Lisa Rudd-Scott is a lit­tle shocked but ab­so­lutely thrilled that the banana tree she picked up at the Gage Park Green­house plant sale on June 3 is blos­som­ing and ac­tu­ally pro­duc­ing ba­nanas. When she and her daugh­ter carted the 3.1-me­tre plant from the green­houses and stuffed it into the back of the fam­ily’s SUV for the trip back to their east Moun­tain home, she wasn’t sure how the plant would fare. But with noth­ing in­vested apart from a large pot, some soil and some fer­til­izer, she thought she’d give it a try. Rudd-Scott isn’t sure where her new banana tree will spend the win­ter. Although she is "not a big baker" Rudd-Scott might want to get a hold of a good banana bread recipe.

CATHIE COW­ARD, THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

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