Scientifically, it belongs to the family of “Musaceae” & genus of “Musa”. Banana plants are not a tree but are giant herbs that give a delicious food which is able to grow as high as 20 feet tree & are native to Northern Australia, Southeast Asia, & some tropical parts of India. Nowadays, suckers are used for planting banana because farming with tissue culture is beneficial in many ways like it avoids all type of disease & pest. Also, tissue culture method enhances the growth of the plant.
It is available round the year and because of its taste, nutritive and medicinal value. It is favorite fruit of all classes of people. It is a rich source of carbohydrate and vitamins particularly vitamin B. Banana helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases and is important to help cells, nerves and muscles in your body to work properly and it helps to lower blood pressure. Also, it is recommended for patients suffering from high arthritis, ulcer, gastroenteritis and kidney disorders. From banana, various products are made such as chips, jam, jelly, juice, etc. Banana fibre is used to make items like bags, pots and wall hangers. Rope and good quality paper can be prepared from banana waste.
|Crop Climate Title||Tropical|
|Crop Water Method Title||Irrigated|
|Crop Economic Title||Food Crop|
|Crop Growing Season||Rabi / Winter / Cold Crops|
Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders
Banana Crop Seed Varieties