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How many species of banana are there?


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Almost all modern edible seedless (parthenocarp) bananas come from two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. Grown in more than 150 countries, it is widely believed there are more than 1,000 types of these 2 species. The most widely known is the Cavendish which you see in the market.

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