Roadrunner, that is so great. I did not know people grew bananas in Florida. What cultivar is that?
I know that the Cavendish banana are now threatened by the Panama disease that wiped out the Gros Michel cultivar. I have long wanted to try a Gros Michel because they were suppose to be the best tasting banana, but I have never seen one for sale up here in New England. Maybe someday?
You can still get Gros Michel bananas, but it's true they were virtually wiped out back in the 1950's and now the Cavendish is threatened. The problem (among other things) is that banana plants are genetic copies of one another, i.e. clones. There is absolutely no sexual reproduction involved in domesticated bananas, so any disease will effect the entire population in the same way.