Bananas and the peels are rich in nutrients such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium, which are essential for plant growth. Other nutrients and vitamins are also found but in lower concentrations. When fermented, these nutrients become more bioavailable to plants, promoting healthier and more robust growth. Bananas also contain a fiber known as inulin which is a prebiotic. Prebiotics feed probiotics and help them colonize in our guts and in soil!
We have been able to ethically source organic bananas that would have been a waste stream product for other businesses. As with our other ferments, we’re making a liquid extract using bananas, multiple species of lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria, molasses and water. This process allows nutrients, vitamins and hormones to be extracted out of the bananas and peels.
Our banana ferment is made to be used during flowering periods of all plants. It can also be used during the transition period between vegetative growth and fruiting.
Application: For soil drenching, use at a rate of 1-4oz per gallon of feed water. Foliar applications can be made during the very early stages of fruiting/flowering at a rate of 1-3oz per gallon. For use as a compost accelerator use at a rate of 5-10 oz per gallon of water.