Bananas and Plantains

“Bananas and plantains are large-leaved, tropical, evergreen plants grown in the humid tropics and subtropics throughout the world. Banana fruits which are starchy and need to be cooked before eating are called plantains, those that are sweet and eaten fresh are called bananas. Delicious and extremely popular, bananas are the fourth largest fruit crop in the world after tomatoes, grapes, and oranges.” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, 2013. Click here to pre-order your copy of the book.

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