Where do banannas come from?

United States
November 17, 2008 2:18pm CST
Honestly, how do you plant a bananna tree. The banannas dont have any seeds... Is the bananna a big seed? or do you take the little butt of the end and plant it? or what? im confused about this...
3 responses
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
18 Nov 08
A banana tree will produce small plants or suckers that grown from the mother tree. When the mother tree has produced the banana it is then cut down. The suckers are removed - the amllest discarded and the healthiest sucker remains to grow and produce fruit. It usually takes nine months after planting for the tree to be cut down again. However, some varieties of bananas can be reaped in 8 months. I hope that the above helps.
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• United States
18 Nov 08
possible maybe.. suckers!!!LOL. THATS'S CUTE!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
18 Nov 08
My husband and I had a banana farm and grew bananas for export for 31 years so I do have some knowledge. And yes, the correct name for baby banana plants are suckers. This is not 'possibly' this is how it is done.
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• United States
19 Nov 08
ok i see.. so you grew them! ok. that helps... if you read through the responses, you'll see that almost everyone has a different theory.. So you'll understand why i said "possibly" ..
@adihindu (1922)
• India
18 Nov 08
Actually banana don't have seeds. It goes to a root family. When the banana tree goes by the side a small baby plant comes. When the fruits came we will cut the parent plant then the baby plants grow. Therefore once we planted a banana tree it will be life time until we pluck it from roots. I think I removed your confusion.
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• United States
18 Nov 08
Wow. i think this is funny that eveyrone has a different theory about where banannas come from. I dont know.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
18 Nov 08
Yes banana ia root family plant. But when the farmers make banana garden then they pluck the baby banana trees from the root.After then the farmers replant the baby banana trees in line.They make 3 to 4ft. gap between the trees.They follow the same process every time.Banana trees grow in tropical and sub-tropical regions.
• United States
19 Nov 08
hmm. interesting. that is somewhat beleivable.
• India
18 Nov 08
They do have seeds. That is why they are fruits. All fruits have seeds: apples, bananas, cucumbers, corn, jalapeno peppers. The black specks running down the middle of it are the seeds. Secondly, things "come from" somewhere whether they have seeds or not. Vegetables for example. To answer your question: I believe it came from it's Mommy Banana. EDIT: Yes, SPN. If it has seeds in it, it is a fruit. That is what a fruit is. The fruit is the ripened seeds of the plant. If you are eating something, and it has seeds, it is a fruit. Cucumbers, corn, jalapeno peppers. Also tomatoes, peas, beans, eggplant, nuts, squash, pumpkins, etc. Look it up. Wikipedia or something. I do not lie.
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• United States
18 Nov 08
but i dont see any seeds in them... it's all whiteish yellow mushy stuff.