Bananas, which we see on Ukrainian counters, have come a long way. They crossed the ocean, breaking out of the hot embrace of Ecuador's plantations. The main condition for growing bananas is the humid tropics. Ecuador does not have any problems with this: the country is located on the equator, and therefore the humidity and temperature in some areas are at the same level almost all year round. Ecuador is the largest supplier of bananas to all countries of the world. Banana trees are so similar to humans! They live in families and bear fruit after nine months. In principle, bananas are not whimsical. In the Ecuadorian tropics, harvest is harvested up to six times a year. But if it suddenly becomes cold at least to +16 degrees, the fruits freeze and quickly die. If this happens, then the fruits are trying to heat up. Cover with films and smoke with smoke. In order that bananas do not rot, they put on the "collars of nuns" - a dense cardboard, which is just like the clothes of nuns, novices. Bananas are torn off immature, green. They ripen for two months while they languish in the ship's holds. It takes so long to get from the plantation to the store.