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Why Are There Seeds In My Banana? A Look at Ornamental Bananas


  • Fonsah, Esendugue Greg
  • Wallace, Richard
  • Krewer, Gerard


In many parts of the world bananas are a staple food, while in other regions they are a highly valued ornamental plant. Bananas are the fourth most important food crop in the world, and they are also used in many other ways—every part of the plant has value. In addition to the standard dessert bananas, there is another group of species in the banana genus that are much less known in the United States but offer some wonderful options as landscape plants. This group of banana species is known as ornamental bananas. This paper sheds some light on ornamental banana cultivars that provide a tropical atmosphere to gardens in the Southeast region of the United States.

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  • Fonsah, Esendugue Greg & Wallace, Richard & Krewer, Gerard, 2008. "Why Are There Seeds In My Banana? A Look at Ornamental Bananas," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 39(1), March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jlofdr:55812

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