It produces more bananas in a year than the rest of the world produces for export. Most of the bananas grown in India are for the domestic market. Even though more than half of the bananas produced in India are Cavendish cultivars, the country is host to a wide diversity of bananas.
Are bananas native to India?
Banana evolved in the humid tropical regions of S.E. Asia with India as one of its centres of origin. Modern edible varieties have evolved from the two species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana and their natural hybrids, originally found in the rain forests of S.E. Asia.
Who brought bananas to India?
But the oldest reference to the banana, going back 2,500 years, mentions India. Alexander the Great’s army first encountered bananas in India in 326 BC and by then, Alexander’s people were familiar with Iran and North Africa where they had seen no bananas at all.
In which soil banana is grown in India?
Banana is grown in India on a variety of soils such as the heavy clay soil of the Cauvery delta, alluvial soils of the Gangetic delta, black loam in Maharashtra, coastal sandy loams and the red lateritic soil of the hilly tracts of Kerala. These areas are famous for growing good crop of banana.
Which fruit is originally from India?
The Origin of Cultivated Fruits and Vegetables
What fruit is native to India?
|Apple||Seb||Central Asia (Kazakhstan)|
|Mulberry||Shehtoot/Toot||Temperate regions worldwide|