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June 12, 2010


Tim Abbott

Perhaps as ornamentals today. But not in plantations during the Rice and Indigo days at the end of the little ice age.


I have seen banana trees around Charleston, South Carolina though. Not necessarily a new thing, given the cosmopolitan nature of the sea trade there.

Jules laMontagne

I found your site looking for an answer to the same questions. No bananas or platanos in the Carolinas. I think the plants are platanos or, in English, plantains... a species of the banana plant. This Boys are Haitian I suspect children of Caribbean migrant farm workers. For example, Haitian workers in the Dominican Republic. Jules J laMontagne

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