NEW MIAMI, Ohio - Eddie Meyers wasn't sure it would work but he tried it anyway.
Back in May, Meyers planted a banana tree in his front yard. Five bananas have now sprouted up and he's estimated more.
Homegrown bananas in southern Ohio may sound highly unlikely but Meyers attributes the hot, muggy weather we've having to his tropical fruit success.
"Between the humidity and heat, they say bananas like the 86 degree area and we've been getting it. As long as you keep watering them, they'll keep growing," he says.
Meyers has another banana tree that has yet to sprout fruit. But after the success of the one banana tree, he's thinking of trying another tropical favorite -- oranges.
A former Florida resident, Meyers says the weather as well as the bananas on his front lawn makes him feel even more at home.
And just what does Meyers plan to do with his homegrown sensations?
Eat them, of course!
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