Banana Bewilderment: Unraveling the Hard Center Conundrum

A detailed illustration showing a cross-section of a banana with a pronounced hard center

A banana’s hard center occurs when temperature dips prevent growth. Cooler temps hinder cell division needed to develop soft banana flesh, so the hard, inedible core inside persists. Removing covers too early after the flower emerges also exposes bananas to temps too low for cells to expand properly. Have you …

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