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How do bananas grow?

Asked by eri231 (1points) October 16th, 2008

I know this is random, but how do bananas grow? do they start as a flower or do they just appear one morning or what??

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Mtl_zack's avatar

“this”: is what real banana looks like. theyve been bred to look like the ones we eat in north america.

they come out of a “bunch”:, but im not sure about the actual terminology for a banana group.

greylady's avatar

Here might be some info for you. And yes, they do develop upside down.

gailcalled's avatar

More than you want to know about bananas. For specific answer to your question (might also be in graylady’s site ^^) read the middle section on Botanical description. And think about apple, cherry, pear, plum, peach blossoms and then ensuing fruit.

watchman220's avatar

Interesting question.

I talked to a banana grower in Hawaii. He said that the trees grow up and produce bananas in 100 days. Then they die. I thought this was fascinating…although I do not know if it is true. I took him at his word.

I did not have time to read the first replies. Perhaps you can tell me if I am right about this.

Nimis's avatar

I think fruits are the ovaries of flowers.
So it must come from a flower at some point?

gailcalled's avatar

Yes. It starts by growing upwards and then the weight of the banana or plantain causes it to point downwards. I didn’t have time to read most of my link, either. Right now I have other things to focus on besides the botany of bananas.

celena18's avatar

how do bananas grow?

celena18's avatar

who r u textin me

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