Well, here it is. The lone banana I plucked from the hand finally decided to man up and go yellow.
He doesn't look quite so fat with his clothes off, does he?
After much pomp and ceremony we sliced him up and ate him - the whole family sitting down to share and give their verdict. And while I am pretty convinced it was still slightly under ripe, this was one fabulous tasting banana. Sweet and firm, very sweet in fact, and no squish to him, just one lovely banana.
Gosh it was an exciting moment - bananas really do take their time! I still don't think that the rest are ready to come down though, if you look at the photo below the banana is quite black along with the yellow, and I am convinced it's because I picked it too early... but... now that I know they'll ripen when I pick them, there's nothing to stop me from taking one every day until they are all ready to chop down.