National Geographic : 1942 Mar
Honduran Highlights Your Breakfast Banana May Have Started to Market in Such an Oxcart Bananas are the most important export of Honduras. Millions of bunches are shipped annually to the United States in steamers that are specially refrigerated to keep the fruit from ripening too soon. O) National Geotgra, hic Society IKodachromes by II. C . Lanks Green Bananas, Fresh-cut from the "Tree," Start to Market by Muleback The banana "tree" is really a large perennial plant, which grows to maturity and then is cut down after its single bunch of fruit is harvested. Even for local consumption bananas are picked green.