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Bananalicious!

Image from a ripening banana tree at Camp Ganga Riviera, a nature and adventure camp in Rishikesh, India. Bananas start to ripen around the March - May season in the region and can be seen growing all around.
 

The banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant. They are normally tall and fairly sturdy and are often mistaken for trees, but their main or upright stem is actually a pseudostem that grows 6 to 7.6 metres (20 to 24.9 ft) tall. Leaves are spirally arranged and may grow 2.7 metres (8.9 ft) long and 60 cm (2.0 ft) wide. They are easily torn by the wind, resulting in the familiar frond look. Banana fruit develop in a large hanging cluster, made up of tiers (called hands) with up to 20 fruit to a tier. The hanging cluster is known as a bunch, comprising 3–20 tiers, or commercially as a "banana stem", and can weigh from 30–50 kilograms (66–110 lb). In common usage, bunch applies to part of a tier containing 3-10 adjacent fruits.
 

 
 
   
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