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How do bannana trees grow?
« on: 20/10/2010 09:30:04 »
Jakob asked the Naked Scientists:
   
How do banana trees grow?

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How do bannana trees grow?
« Reply #1 on: 20/10/2010 10:28:14 »
The banana is a perenial herbaceous plant, not a fruiting tree.

They are grown from rhizomes in humid tropical zones and the common cultivars are seedless with only the vestiges of ovules visible as brown specks in the 'fruit'.

They are not tolerant of alkaline soils. A Ph 5.5 to 6.5 is their prefered acidity and the plant requires a great deal of water.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 20/10/2010 18:18:10 »
The banana is a perenial herbaceous plant, not a fruiting tree.

They are grown from rhizomes in humid tropical zones and the common cultivars are seedless with only the vestiges of ovules visible as brown specks in the 'fruit'.

They are not tolerant of alkaline soils. A Ph 5.5 to 6.5 is their prefered acidity and the plant requires a great deal of water.

Sounds very plausible, but is it possible that Don is winding us up?  ::)
 

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« Reply #3 on: 20/10/2010 18:46:22 »
If he is it has gone straight over my head - seems a fairly normal answer and correct to me
 

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« Reply #4 on: 21/10/2010 09:14:43 »
......... is it possible that Don is winding us up?  ::)

What! Little ol' me? As if I would!

Actually, no, not on this occasion, but I certainly can if you would like me to.

 

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« Reply #5 on: 21/10/2010 17:51:02 »
Actually, I was winding you up  ;D  ;D
 

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