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Latin name: Musa
Superpowers: This bunch of bananas fed a whole school!
Where from: Canary Islands, Spain
The world’s largest bunch of bananas weighed 130kg and contained 473 individual fruit – which is enough for nearly two years worth of packed lunches (94 weeks and three days to be exact, with no holidays!.
Bananas originally come from Malaysia but they have spread around the world and now many of them are grown in Spain and the Caribbean. They grow on palm trees in huge bunches; the little bunches or ‘hands’ of bananas you get in shops are cut off the bigger ones to make them easier to sell (or you would have to eat an awful lot of bananas in one go!). Bananas contain potassium and energy and are very good for you.
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.