WTF Fun Fact – Banana Curves

Bananas have a curved shape because they reach for the sunlight when they grow. This unique process is known as ‘negative geotropism’. WTF Fun Facts

Source: http://www.dole.eu/dole-earth/farmtour/bananito/hotspot/banana-curved.html

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1 thought on “WTF Fun Fact – Banana Curves”

  1. You are mixin two proces. Negative geotropism is the proces a plant experiment when grown in the oposite direction of the gravity force, like the branch or the trunk. The proces of growing in the direction of sunlight is positive phototropism. But i dont know ehy banans grow in that direction.
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