Fruit, Herbaceous Perennial, Perennial, Herb.
The flowers are in an erect, tight cluster. An inflorescence is on a stalk up to 20" long. Each flower is made up of 3 sepals, 3 petals, 6 stamens typical of monocots.
The inflorescence is fused into a seedless syncarp formed by 100-200 individual spiral flowers to form the fruit. When the fruit is ripe it generates a waxy, tough outer rind made up of hexagonal shaped units that change from green to yellow or slightly brown as it ripens. Oval, fleshy fruit when mature can be 12" long and weigh up to 6-8 pounds.
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