Do Bananas Have Seeds?

Bananas grow on plants, and those plants must grow from seeds…but where do those seeds come from? It certainly makes sense that the seeds would come from the bananas themselves, so do bananas have seeds?

Yes they do, but they are effectively useless!

You see, the yellow bananas that we all know and buy from grocery stores are actually not wild bananas; they are cultivated to look and taste the way they do. These types of cultivated bananas have very small seeds that don’t actually grow into banana plants.

Wild bananas, on the other hand, are very different. Not only are they shaped and colored differently, but they have very large seeds which would make them very difficult to eat.

So how do cultivated banana plants grow? They grow from parts of existing banana plant roots!

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