Why do banana have seeds?
Then, do bananas have seeds in them?
Commercially grown bananas are genetically bred to prevent seed growth -- those tiny black dots in the center of bananas are the remnants of ovules that won't become viable. But wild bananas do have seeds, and depending on the type, those seeds can be quite large.
Subsequently, question is, how many seeds does a banana have? Seeds of cultivated bananas In a study of the products of crosses between 20 East African highland banana cultivars and Calcutta 4, the number of seeds per bunch ranged from 3 to 26, with an average of only 9 seeds per bunch.
Considering this, where do banana seeds come from?
Every season, the plant dies after its fruit is harvested, and the small bulbs (called the suckers) growing out of the plant's underground rhizome (called the corn) are then replanted, and new plants grow. Put simply, bananas don't have seeds because they don't need them. Subscribe to HuffPost's food email.
How do you grow a banana tree from a seed?
Sow the banana seeds 1/4 inch deep and backfill with compost. Water the seeds until the soil is moist, not drenched, and maintain damp conditions while growing banana trees from seeds. When germinating banana seeds, even hardy bananas, keep the temperature at least 60 degrees F. (15 C.).