Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world for good reason.  Today, bananas are grown in at least 107 countries and are ranked fourth among the world’s food crops in monetary value.

 

Bananas

 

Benefits Of Bananas

They are considered to be extremely healthy because of their nutritional value. They contain considerable amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, potassium and are also good sources of dietary fibre and protein.

Owing to the nutritional constituents, they are recommended by doctors to treat various ailments and prevent many diseases.

Anti-inflammatory properties

The compounds inside bananas are anti-inflammatory in nature, meaning that they can reduce swelling, inflammation, and irritation from conditions like arthritis and gout.

Treats Piles

Piles are characterized by having difficulty in passing stools that may lead to bleeding. It is believed that bananas help in effectively treating piles.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Bananas have low salt content and high potassium content, and these properties contribute to making it ideal for those undergoing this condition.

Bananas & Their Names

Common names: Banana
Indian names: Kēlā, Bāḷe
Botanical name: Musa acuminate, Musa balbisiana

Plant features

Life-Cycle: Perennial
Height: 16 to 10 feet, depending on the variety
Width/Spread: 2 feet
Flowering Season: Year-round
Flower: Dark purple-red blossoms

Planting/Growing Details

Sunlight:  Banana plants grow best with 12 hours of direct, bright sunlight each day. They can still grow with less (more slowly), but you should determine where the yard receives the most sun.

Water:  Bananas require a lot of water, hence they need to be watered regularly. But, bananas are also prone to rotting if the water does not drain adequately. So keep in mind the balance.

Sowing season: Warm climate is considered to be suitable for sowing banana seeds.

Sowing method: Seedless bananas are propagated by shoots or bulbs directly onto soil.

Care: The yellow fruits require a lot of water and a nutrient-rich soil in order to grow healthy. So it is important to keep the bananas in moist soil and to apply organic fertilizers regularly.

Pests: Banana aphid, Banana flower thrips, Banana fruit caterpillar, Banana rust thrips, Banana scab moth, Banana weevil borer, Banana-silvering thrips are some common pests that cause diseases in Bananas. Application of general pesticides keeps these pests away.

Harvest: They can be harvested all year round.

 

So, with this, we have come to the end of the article. We hope you found it useful.

Happy Growing Bananas!

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