Did you know that a banana tree only produces one bunch of banana’s before dying? P Ui told me via Nathan that there are over 30 species of banana trees in Thailand.
A tree starts growing and produces a flower (the big almond looking thing on the tree) from which the bananas grow.
As the first tree is growing, baby trees spring up around the base of the first tree. These baby trees will produce fruit when the first tree dies. While the baby trees are growing, baby-baby trees will grow around them, repeating the cycle.
With the baby trees spouting before the first tree dies, there is always a supply of bananas. I don’t remember if P Ui said bananas grow year round, or if its just during this season. I want to say that the bananas are a year round thing, but I’m not one hundred precent sure.