The banana is believed to have originated in the area of New Guinea in the Kuk valley. This is where the banana was first domesticated.
Early domestication of the banana also occurred in areas of the South Pacific and Southeast Asia.
The banana was first introduced to the United States in 1876. The cost of a banana during this time was an average of 10 cents.
Bananas grow best in locations that are humid and hot. Many species of bananas today are grown in areas of the Caribbean and Central America.
Banana farms are located throughout the world, and more than 400 varieties are known to exist.