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Do you know how bananas grow?

A banana tree is actually a plant, not a tree. The plant is often mistaken for a tree due to its ''pseudostem''. This ''stem'' is a leafy structure which looks like a tree trunk. Depending on the banana species, the plant can become three to ten meters tall. A banana plant blooms nine months after planting. At the bottom of the pseudostem grows a bump, which slowly moves to the top of the plant. This ''bump'' is where the flowers come from. Bananas grow in bunches which can weigh up to 40 kilograms. Each bunch contains several ''hands'', which contain around twenty bananas each. Three months after blooming, the bananas are ready to be picked!

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