Planting Bananas. These figures include the mangoes produced in Taiwan.Significant commercial production began here during the 1960’s, although mango has been grown in China for centuries. Other Topics in the Apples: A Class Act Curriculum: Map of Apple-Growing States. China. This is because bananas grow best in fertile lands. To find out where bananas grow, just take a look at one of our many Dole farms. The best way is to start with the above mentioned suckers or pups. Return to the Apple Project List. These banana plants don't produce viable seeds like wild bananas do. A quick seach for on the www for “laos bananas” soon reveals that bananas grow abundantly there but some of these maps seem to indicate that bananas suddenly stop growing at the polictical borders of this country. Bananas do not grow from a seed but from a bulb or rhizome, and it takes 9 to 12 months from sowing a banana bulb to harvesting the fruit. Bananas do best in a temperature range of 10 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius. The temperature must also be taken into consideration when planting the crop. Yup! One of them is located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in Central America – surrounded by the mountains and the sea. Mix up a salt/flour/water mixture for students to use in molding a map which shows the apple growing states. Paper apples could be attached to the map to designate these states. The conditions required for optimum yields are volcanic soils or alluvial soils. Edible Bananas are botanically a berry, belonging to the Musa genus of flowering plants: primarily Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. I get the feeling that the maps are actually maps showing availablility of data rather than availability of bananas. Unlike other fruit like apples which have a growing season, bananas are available all year round. The temperature here is always a pleasant 23 to 32°C: the perfect “banana climate”. Know someone who grows bananas? You can not grow the usual bananas from seeds. The second largest mango producer is China with 4.77 million tonnes of mango. Bananas are grown in the warm, tropical corners of the US, namely Hawaii and Florida. The banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant. People also grow bananas in other warm, non-tropical areas like California, Louisiana, Arizona, Texas. While there are more than 1000 varieties of bananas around the world, Cavendish bananas dominate the US market, thanks to the big plantations of Chiquita, Dole and the like. The banana flower appears in the sixth or seventh month. Talk to them.