Bananas are a tropical herbaceous plant grown for the fruit - Musa x paradisiaca.
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Describes the origin, growth, cultivars, cultivation, and uses of the eating banana. From 'Fruits of Warm Climates'.
Information from Wikipedia on this fruit, including its description, world trade, cultivation, pests and diseases and importance as a food for local consumption.
Factsheet on the cultivation of this crop with special reference to California.
Banana Bioversity International
This organization works to increase productivity of banana and plantain grown on smallholdings for domestic consumption and for local and export markets. Includes 3 Musa databases, publication list, information on Musa agronomy, botany and uses.
Details of campaigns, lobbies, and researches on social and environmental issues concerned with the growing of bananas. Extensive links collection.
Homepage of the International Banana Society. Provides a wiki, gallery and extensive forums for members from around the world to discuss growing bananas, banana economics and banana cultivars.
Crop Profile for Plantain and Banana in Puerto Rico
General production information on these crops, the cultural practices involved in growing them, and specific directions for controlling the insect pests, diseases, nematodes and weeds that affect them. [PDF]
Musa as Famine Foods
Lists some of the food use of less familiar members of the Musaceae eaten only in extreme circumstances.
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