Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 7 (1834), 314–15.

The Banana (Musa Paradisiaca) of Mexico

R C, pseud.  [Richard Cope]




Botany, Horticulture, Acclimatization, Providence

People mentioned:

Johann R Forster , Alexander von Humboldt

    Describes the banana as the staple diet of Mexico. Discusses whether or not it was introduced in America. Describes its cultivation and its enormous productivity. Concludes with remarks on divine providence, and a meditation on the parallels between the rapid growth and abundance of fruit in the banana and in the Christian gospel.

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