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Bananas Tree Blooms for First Time in 15 Years

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- There are many thing that farmers and gardeners grow here in West Tennessee from corn to wheat to strawberries.

Generette Brooks is growing bananas. He has had the banana trees for fifteen years and this is the first time they have produced actual bananas.
The trees usually thrive in more tropical environments.

Brooks spoke to people at the U-T Ag Center and said they expect it to take 90 days for the bananas to be full grown. He is also unsure how many bananas the tree will yield.

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