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Banana

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Banana, edible fruit of a large (30-ft/9-m) perennial herb that reaches maturity within 15 months from planting. Main areas of commercial cultivation are in tropical Asia, South America, and the West Indies. Only female flowers produce the banana fruit, and each plant bears fruit only once.

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