|Other Necessities||Full Sun, Well Watered|
|Soil Specific||Acidic, Clay|
|Plant Type||Fruit Plant|
|Height when Fully Grown||4-6feet|
Banana is the oldest and commonest fruit known to the mankind. It is one of the important fruits, and constitutes second largest fruit industry in India. It is nutritious palatable and easily digestible fruit. It is available round the year because of its taste, nutritive and medicinal value. Banana is rich in carbohydrates, minerals such as calcium, potassium, Mg, Na and phosphorous. Other than fresh fruits, it can be consumed as processed in various forms like chips, powder, flakes, etc. Banana pseudostem is chopped and used as cattle feed. Also, the leaves are used as plate. The botanical names of banana are Musa cavendish and Musa paradisiaca, which belongs to the family Musaceae. Banana is the second most important fruit crop of India next to mango. It is favorite fruit of all classes of people.