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That banana plants can only live for up to 18 months?

From seedling to harvest, up to 18 months pass by and after that the mother plant dies. During this natural life cycle, the indigenous people who cultivate HiPP Organic bananas in a traditional manner in the highland jungle of Costa Rica, only intervene if a plant has become infested. Apart from that, the banana propagates by itself by producing so-called suckers (basal shoots). Once the mother plant has died, it will rot, thereby releasing valuable nutrients into the soil. As a result, the features of the varieties are passed on from generation to generation, and the quality of the soil remains consistent.