Banana experiment

Dear internet,

Since we are all scientists now, I performed an experiment to try to get the bananas to ripen sooner. I put half of the bunch in a paper bag with a slice of stale bread for two days and the other half sat next to the raisin bran.

bananas ripening on shelf
The shelf bananas
Bunch of bananas after two days in a brown bag
Brown bag bananas

What do you think?

Not much of a difference. Bananas are harvested green, they probably usually spend weeks in storage, but now they are moving through the supply chain so fast, we have to ripen them at home. So the old paper bag trick doesn’t really work.

Really makes me wonder what all those people buying hatchlings are thinking.

yours,

Daya

Banana watch, day 6

Dear internet,

Three bananas remain. But not for long.

three bananas in a bunch
changed the orientation because the bananas were getting tired of being horizontal

Can you believe there were NO bananas at the store yesterday? Glad I did not give up on these guys.

yours,

Daya

Green banana watch, Day 1

Dear Surfers of the World wide web,

Bought these bananas 5 days ago and they are STILL green. Maybe I bought plaintains by accident? I shall document their progress.

green bananas
Day 5 of the ripening process

Entertainment in the age of shelter in place.

yours,

Daya