Agaw-pansin sa Santa Barbara, Pangasinan ang isang puno ng saging dahil hitik na hitik ito sa bunga na tinatayang abot na raw sa isang libong piraso.
Sa ulat ng GMA News TV's Balita Pilipinas nitong Biyernes, sinabing manghang-mangha ang mga nakakita sa puno dahil ngayon lang sila nakakita ng ganitong saging na sobrang dami kung mamunga.
Ang tangkay na pinagkakabitan ng mga bunga, halos sumayad na lupa at kasing taas na ng tao.
Kinailangan daw ilipat na ang bunga sa tabi ng kalsada para hindi makasagabal sa bakuran ng may-ari.
Sa dami ng bunga, ipinamimigay na lang daw ito ng may-ari. Pero iminungkahi ng municipal agriculturist, huwag itong galawin para mapag-aralan nila kung bakit napakarami ng bunga ng puno. -- FRJ, GMA News
In this country, sighting a super-long bunch of banana fruits can be considered a news and we cannot blame the municipal agriculturist, like most of us Pinoys and the GMA News, if he still has to study and find out what caused the banana to bear that unusually lengthy bunch of fruits. No doubt it amazed the GMA news scooper who probably thought that the banana was freak and phenomenal.
|The photograph shown here is not fake or photoshopped. Last year, this photo had a round of being shared thousands times in Facebook.|
Yes, the pisang seribu bears a bunch of fruits that would continue to grow extra long, usually 8 to 10 feet tall, and sometimes it even reaches to the ground. The first set of sipi (a hand of banana digits) in the buwig (bunch) usually has large digits and the size diminishes down to the next bottom hands. The fruits are seedless, and although most of the digits are small in sizes, with an average size of 1 and 1/2 inches long, it is pleasantly sweet and flavorful.
In Vietnam, they called it chuoi tram nai. Chuoi is the Vietnamese word for "banana", tram is "100", and nai is "hand."
An online forum, the Bananas.org, once discussed that thousand fingers has survived one cold winter in the north of Greece at 10°C and some parts of America.
|In 2013, a 9-foot long bunch of banana fruits surprised the San Fernando City's Agriculturists and local news media. (Photo credit to GMA News Online)|
For those who asked if real freaky bananas do exist. Yes, there are occurrences that freak bananas was seen and documented in the Philippines, such as the following:
|In 2012, this two bunches of banana fruits were seen hanging from a single banana tree. (Photo credit to Marinduque Rising)|
|In 2011, this single bunch of banana fruits was found having a freaky 5 hanging hearts (puso ng saging). Photo credit to nansheeca's blog|
For the pisang seribu, you can read more about it in Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog or click or use this link: http://agro.biodiver.se/2013/03/pisang-seribu-in-the-limelight/