A banana tree here at Kampung Gentam is attracting attention after it flowered and produced eight separate fruit bunches, with eight male buds. (Pix by AMRAN YAHYA)

KUALA PILAH: A banana tree here at Kampung Gentam is attracting attention after it flowered and produced eight separate fruit bunches, with eight male buds.

Its owner Leow Chun Hong, 48, said he became aware of the uniqueness of his banana tree planted at the back of his house some two weeks ago.


The banana tree has produced fruits three times before this. The first time it fruited as usual, the second and third time it produced two separate fruit bunches. (Pix by AMRAN YAHYA)

The uniqueness of his banana plant which is two years old has also attracted the attention of the local community.

“Actually this banana tree has produced fruits three times before this. The first time it fruited as usual, the second and third time it produced two separate fruit bunches,” said the self-employed Leow.

He said what was more peculiar was that the stalk with the fruit bunches grew in the middle of the tree trunk, instead of its usual spot at the top.


Leow said what was more peculiar was that the stalk with the fruit bunches grew in the middle of the tree trunk, instead of its usual spot at the top. (Pix by AMRAN YAHYA)

“I estimate some 100 fruits from all the eight bunches. Several local residents had reserved to buy the fruits but I have no intention of selling it.

Leow also said that he had no intention of cutting down the tree and will let it continuing to grow to see what the outcome is.

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