If you have ever eaten a naturally ripened banana you will know they are so much better than the gassed ones we buy in the stores and yes even the organic ones are ripened with ethelyne gas. 

My banana planted in front of the house is absolutely loving this hot weather. I was waiting not so patiently for the flower bud to emerge. Well it do last Sunday. In this picture it is laying on top of the left hand leaf. It is almost two feet long and about 9" in diameter. I am excited to see how quickly it progresses from here. You can be sure updates will be frequent.