Both the Apple Banana and the Goldfinger Banana needed to be harvested. The Goldfinger has a bigger flower with ridges. The Apple Banana has a long tail with what looks like a pendant on the end. Cutting down the stalks requires some strength as the clusters are heavy. The Goldfinger has more dramatic leaves and a more interesting trunk but the Apple Banana wins the taste test hands down. When the Bananas are ready to harvest the trunk slowly dies and it’s necessary to cut it down at intervals so the root system has a chance to draw all the nutrients back into the other trees. It then withers and decomposes. Make sure to look at all the pictures.