Talk:Banana

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Disease[change source]

bananas are currently being wiped out by a fungal disease. Should I put something about this in the article? Totnesmartin 13:31, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

yes, seems relevant to me. Earthnut (talk) 07:48, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Review[change source]

Hi, this article is looking pretty good compared to other simple wikipedia articles. But I have a few comments:

  • "Published" and "extracted" should be simplified or linked.
  • All the "Other websites" should have the {{cite web}} template.
 Fixed by me. —Classical Esthertalk 12:34, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
  • The section "Banana fruits" needs refs.
  • There are up to 20 fruit to a tier. (called a hand). This sounds a bit funny. Please clarify the sentence.
  • Only about 10–15% of all production is for export. Can a ref be provided for this?

 Fixed 13/88 million tonnes, ref added (1998), 14.8 percent. --Eptalon (talk) 13:03, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

  • Bananas have a false stem (called pseudostem),which is made by the lower part of the leaves... I believe there should be a space between "(called pseudostem)," and "which".
  • Dessert bananas change their color and usually turn yellow, when they are ripe; plantains and bananas generally used for cooking stay green. Certain bananas have other colors when ripe. This sounds slightly awkward and would be better merged with the section, "The banana plant".
  • The section Fibre inside the section of "Different uses of bananas" has no content.
Fibre is used for either textiles, or paper...--Eptalon (talk) 13:36, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Once all these are fixed, I will continue my review. Belle tête-à-tête 01:43, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Comments[change source]

  • Fruit should be linked in its first usage.
  • The bananas that are used for desserts, are called dessert bananas. I don't think the period here is necessary.
  • When most bananas are ripe, they turn yellow or, sometimes, red. I think it would be simpler just to say ...turn yellow or red.
  • Leaves are arranged as a spiral and may grow 2.7 metres (8.9 ft) long and 60 cm (2.0 ft) wide.[5] Metre, ft, and centimeter have to be linked.
  • There are between three and twenty tiers to a bunch. A bunch usually weighs between thirty and fifty kilograms. Numbers bigger than ten have to be written in numbers.
  • There are about 16 red links in the article right now. I think that's a little too much for a GA.
  • It would be nice if the section about allergies was expanded...in fact, some overall expanding would be good for so extensive a subject.
  • Why is there a stub tag? :P

I think that's it for now! :) Please keep up the wonderful work, and I hope this article can be a GA soon. Sincerely, —Classical Esthertalk 11:01, 2 June 2010 (UTC)