I don’t know anyone who enjoyed the two weeks of tropical humidity about a month ago. However, a number of plants in the garden really appreciated it and took off like crazy. Small, newly potted guavas especially liked the change in weather as all the subtropicals did. Joe has a banana bed in his garden which was built by the Warner family a couple of years ago and I must admit I have not taken much notice of it since I assumed it would be years before we saw any fruit. But today I was astonished to find it getting up around 4 metres high and pushing up the nets. How exciting! I think it is only about 18 months from this stage to picking a very large number of bananas which will be our first time with this fruit. So yes, you can grow bananas in Adelaide and we know of people in the RFS who have picked bunches to eat. There will probably be too many for us to eat so towards the end of next year we will have a banana party. The variety that does best in Adelaide conditions is Silk.