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Re: bananas... are they on the way out?


It was in my newspaper also Donna.  I was going to comment on it but didn't
have a chance.  If they don't set seed then what are those tiny black
things?

DF

Donna wrote:

> Hey Jim and other southern warm weathered usually gardeners... this came
> thru on a different list, wondering how true it is?
>
> Donna
>
> <snip>
> By the way, speaking of bananas.I saw an article on my MSN homepage
> about bananas.  They forecast that bananas will not be an affordable
> fruit found in grocery stores within ten years.  Turns out that
> commercial bananas do not set seed.  They are all grown from pups
> (suckers) from another plant.  The article forecasts that since the
> bananas are all identical, with no genetic diversity, that a virus or
> parasite could easily wipe them out.  The call was put out for someone
> to find a way to breed bananas and get some genetic diversity while
> still maintaining the fruit that we love!
> <end snip>
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