Bananas… are a staple in the tropics. Many varieties are grown, and the fruit is used in numerous ways. The fruit of the banana is technically a berry. As it grows, the cluster of fruit is called a hand and each banana is known as a finger. Since the plant only bears fruit once, it is cut down after harvest. The seeds are infertile, so shoots are used to start new plants. Bananas are grown throughout the tropics, and S&P most commonly imports this product from Thailand, India, the Philippines, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. Depending on the customer application, however, we can obtain bananas from other countries, as necessary.
Musa acuminata Colla; Musa balbisiana Colla; Musa x paradisiaca L.
Family of Musaceae.
Long thick-skinned edible fruit that is yellow when ripe.
Keep bananas on a fruit dish in the living room at room temperature. If you want the bananas to ripen faster place the bowl in the sun. Like other tropical fruits and tomatoes and bell peppers, never store bananas in the refrigerator. Below 8 degrees Celsius the fruit will decay from the inside. These fruits will not ripen but will turn black in the refrigerator.
Banana-plants can grow up to 15 m. but most plants vary from 3 to 9 m.
It has very big leafs that can grow to 4 x 1 m.
Wild forms of the banana plant come originally from the Indo-Malaysian area and are now cultivated all over the tropical and sub-tropical continents.
Bananas are delicious eaten with one’s fingers after peeling off the skin. Depending on the type of banana unripe bananas are also cooked, fried or deep-fried a lot. Bananas are the basic food in many tropical countries
At this moment there are five different types of bananas common on the market: