Gros Michel Bananas-> The banana flavoring in Runts and other banana flavored candy comes from a real type of bananas that went all but extinct in the 1960s called Gros Michel Bananas! So cool!

Gros Michel Bananas-> The banana flavoring in Runts and other banana flavored candy comes from a real type of bananas that went all but extinct in the 1960s called Gros Michel Bananas! So cool!

Gros Michel: The Lost Banana Your Grandfather Loved.

Gros Michel: The Lost Banana Your Grandfather Loved.

Gros Michel Banana Plants  RARE Variety USDA Cultivated

Gros Michel Banana Plants RARE Variety USDA Cultivated

French Laundry: PEANUT BUTTER “BAVAROIS” Crunchy Feuilletine, Milk Chocolate “Whip” and Gros Michel Banana Sorbet

French Laundry: PEANUT BUTTER “BAVAROIS” Crunchy Feuilletine, Milk Chocolate “Whip” and Gros Michel Banana Sorbet

You see, back in the 1950s, the banana people knew and loved was wiped out by disease.

Bananas Used To Be Totally Different In The '50s

You see, back in the 1950s, the banana people knew and loved was wiped out by disease.

The Gros Michel banana , shorter in length than the Lacatan but just as delicious.

The Gros Michel banana , shorter in length than the Lacatan but just as delicious.

The cultivars Dwarf Cavendish and Grand Nain (Chiquita Banana) gained popularity in the 1950s after the previous mass-produced cultivar, Gros Michel, became commercially unviable due to Panama disease, a fungus which attacks the roots of the banana plant.

The cultivars Dwarf Cavendish and Grand Nain (Chiquita Banana) gained popularity in the 1950s after the previous mass-produced cultivar, Gros Michel, became commercially unviable due to Panama disease, a fungus which attacks the roots of the banana plant.

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