NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Although temperatures are starting to cool off, saying goodbye to the hot summer means more than the end of barbecues for one Antioch backyard.
Shirley Warnack has raised banana trees in her Antioch backyard her whole life and because they're tropical plants, typically the trees don't produce too many bananas. Warnack said that this year the crop has really flourished.
Three summers ago she had just two plants now she has 88 in her backyard. Warnack takes them inside every winter and plants them again in the Spring. But other than that, there's no care needed.
"This used to be a garden. And the deer eat everything we put out so we quit having a garden and we just decided that they don't like banana trees, so we'll grow them and it worked great," she said.
Warnack says she doesn't eat the bananas, but said everyone else is welcome to them.