|Better Farming Series 18 - Bananas (FAO - INADES, 1977, 27 p.)|
|Description of the banana plant|
The banana has an underground stem with adventitious roots (see Booklet No. 1, page 25). It is full of food for the plant.
Alongside the main stem, it has other stems called suckers. These stems grow into banana plants.
The banana plant produces its fruit and dies.
Another sucker replaces it.
An underground stem with suckers