Just about 12 months ago, we planted our banana suckers (courtesy of Dee) into the ground. Today, we have fruit ripening on them. It was actually about two weeks ago that I noticed the bud. I had been on the lookout for a while, so was pretty excited when I saw it there.
It took a few days to turn red and droop downwards, and then it was only another day before we saw the baby bananas on the stalk. They form under a petal, and the stalk keeps growing down towards the ground.
Each day we get a new hand of bananas - we're up to 6 at the moment, and I'm expecting many more to come.
Once the bananas have all formed, we'll try cooking something with the banana flower, and then we wait for the fruit to ripen.