Bananas are definitely the most popular of all tropical and exotic fruits.
According to a recent article in the New Scientist, bananas have become the fourth most important food crop in the world, after rice, wheat and maize. It is also the world’s most harvested and eaten fruit with more than 1,000 different varieties growing in over 150 countries across the world.
In many parts of Africa, especially in West, Central and East Africa, bananas are widely eaten and have significant cultural and medicinal values. In fact, countries like Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda consume up to 45 kilograms per person per year; the highest banana consumption rate anywhere in the world! The fertilizer treatment influences the yield and fruit characteristics (total bunch weight, middle-hand weight, etc.)