Most people assume that bananas grow on trees. This is simply not true however. The fruit, known for its soft flesh and sweet flavor, grow in clusters hanging from the top of a plant.
Bananas are grown in at least 107 countries, mainly for their fruit, and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine and banana beer and as ornamental plants.
In 2013, bananas were considered fourth among the main world food crops (after rice, wheat, and maize) in financial value.
The term “banana” is also used as the common name for the plants which produce the fruit.