A bunch of bananas?



We call an accumulation of grapes a bunch, i.e., a bunch of grapes. What if there are so many bananas in the form of a large bunch? Like this:

Thanks a lot
  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    We would call this a bunch or hand of bananas:


    But we rarely see bananas in such large 'bunches' that I don't know if we have a word for them.

    Cross-posted with PaulQ - who knows more about bananas than I do. :D
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    You little ripper!

    Senior Member
    Australian English
    According to Wikipedia

    The banana fruits develop from the banana heart, in a large hanging cluster, made up of tiers (called "hands"), with up to 20 fruit to a tier. The hanging cluster is known as a bunch, comprising 3–20 tiers, or commercially as a "banana stem", and can weigh 30–50 kilograms (66–110 lb). Individual banana fruits (commonly known as a banana or "finger") average 125 grams (0.276 lb), of which approximately 75% is water and 25% dry matter (nutrient table, lower right).

    ...... PaulQ - who knows more about bananas than I do. :D
    But does he know his onions? :D
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