St. John Flora: Horse Banana

St. John USVI Flora: Horse BananaThe banana variety seen in the above photo is locally known as the horse or donkey banana. It is a fatter than most varieties and here on St. John it is normally harvested while green. In this state it is a starch and is used as a provision food, boiled and served with native dishes.

The horse banana can also be allowed to ripen fully as seen in this photo and in this state the starches become sugars resulting in an exceptionally sweet banana treat.

St. John News

Haulover Bay has been added to the Virgin Islands National Park.

Thanks to the efforts of Lauren Mercadante and a group of like-minded St. John residents, Haulover Bay has been added to the National Park Service.

Lauren formed the not-for-profit St. John Land Conservancy and recruited donors in order to buy the is 3.5-acre narrow strip of land that runs from Haulover Bay on the north to Round Bay on the south. The Conservancy purchased the property for $800,000 and then transferred title to the Virgin Island National Park.

St. John Weather: High Surf Advisory

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM AST THIS EVENING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM AST THIS EVENING.
WAVES AND SURF: NORTHERLY SWELLS BETWEEN 6 TO 8 FEET WITH BREAKING WAVES OF 8 TO 12 FEET.
* TIMING: THROUGH AT LEAST 6 PM AST THIS EVENING.
* IMPACTS: LARGE BREAKING WAVES WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE SURF ZONE AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS. WAVE ACTION SURGING UPON THE COASTLINE AND HIGHER THAN NORMAL WATER LEVELS MAY POSE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

St. John Live Music Schedule

Sunday 2/1

Aqua Bistro
Lauren Jones
4:30-7:30
340-776-5336

Beach Bar
8:00
The Violent Femmes’ Gordon Gano feat.
The Dirty Femmes!
8:00
340-777-4220

Concordia
Brunch with Bo
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
340-693-5855

Cruz Bay Landing
Jazz
5:00-8:00
340-776-6908

Miss Lucy’s
Jazz Brunch
10:00 am-2:00 pm
340-693-5244

Shipwreck Landing
Chris Carsel
6:30-9:30
340-693-5640

Virgin Fire
Sunday Night Jam
Hosted by Mark Wallace
7:00-10:00
340-244-9713

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