Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Going bananas, continued
A more recent image of the two banana "trees" we planted at Bosque Santa Lúcia a few weeks ago. The offshoots were taken from banana trees called prata maçã, which would translate literally into "silver apple". They're considered one of the best bananas around, and, as you might suspect, there are a lot of varieties in the Amazon. Some readers might be surprised to learn that bananas , as we know them, aren't from South America. They're exotics, originally from Asia, as I remember it.