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Why are some bananas green?
Question Date: 2016-02-08
Answer 1:

Bananas start out green and then they turn yellow when they get ripe. My dad was in Trinidad during World War II, and he discovered that bananas don't ripen nicely if you leave them on the banana plant. So he picked a bunch of bananas and hid it, and then they ripened and he ate them.

The internet just says, if you pick a banana when it's completely yellow, the bugs and rodents will have discovered it first! The internet also says bananas are picked when they're still green, so they can be shipped better.

Lots of fruit starts out green and then turn colors when they're ripe - oranges, strawberries, blueberries, for example. Can you think of any fruit that does Not start out green?

Answer 2:

Different cultivars, in different stages of ripeness, are green. It's the same as why some apples are green while others are red.

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