May 22, 2021, 12.46 AM

At that time, the banana was stored as a specimen at the English Kew Herbarium.

Jeff Daniels, a researcher from the International Board of Plant Generatic Resources, began researching the giant banana in Indonesia's neighboring country Papua New Guinea in 1989.

According to his research, this giant banana tree can be found in the western and eastern highlands or mountainous areas of Papua New Guinea. Daniels then patented the results of his giant banana research.

Even though Musa ingens is believed to grow in Papua New Guinea, the giant bananas also thrive in West Papua, Indonesia. But wherever one can find them, they are undoubtedly worth every bite.

(Editor: Rachmawati)


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