K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

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Margery H. Freeman
Date created
September 1984
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Banana tree with banana bunch and flower

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A banana with fruit and a dark red flower at the end of the stem of the bunch. The fruit of the banana tree can be cut early or allowed to ripen on the tree. In Nepal the fruit is eaten raw and cooked, and the flower is eaten either pickled or cooked as vegetable. Often the fibers are used for textiles.