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Nursery children stunned by ‘Siamese banana’

16:31 10 November 2012

Fairview nursery assistant Tracy Brown with the

Fairview nursery assistant Tracy Brown with the "Siamese banana" .


A morning snack at a Horsford nursery turned into a bananadrama after the surprise appearance of a piece of freak fruit.

A “Siamese” banana became the hot topic of the day when it was served up to pre-school children after Fairview nursery manager Jane Cooke unwittingly bought one and got one free at Sainsbury’s on the Longwater estate.

“The children wanted to investigate to see if there were two bananas inside or if they were joined. So we decided to peel it,” said nursery assistant Tracy Brown. “Under the skin was a joined double banana, which they enjoyed eating. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

The tasty treat sparked a healthy debate amongst the curious Horsford youngsters.

Cole Manley, aged three, reasoned: “Maybe someone stuck it together when it was made it the skin,” while Freddie Silvester, four, commented: “That is funny.”

“It’s a magic banana,” added a mesmerised Megan Scrivens, aged four, bursting into laughter.

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  • Did the banana come from Siam and are you comfortable with calling this a 'freak fruit'? You will find that twins who are conjoined are a normal part of nature whether they are animal or vegetable. You would not call conjoined twins freaks so what is the message you are giving to these young minds?

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Saturday, November 10, 2012

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