Bananas are a tropical herb that require a hot, humid growing season. The bananas seen here will never ripen because the growing season is too short in the U.S. state of Mississippi, where this banana plant grows.

Photograph by William Orr, MyShot
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growing season Encyclopedic Entry

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Encyclopedic entry. A growing season is the period of the year when crops and other plants grow successfully. The length of a growing season varies from place to place.