Tree goes bananas after twenty years without fruit

Jason Hedges and his banana tree that's finally given him his first crop after twenty years

Now the weather at the moment is distinctly autumnal, but one man in Essex has defied the odds and managed to grow his first ever crop of bananas.

Jason Hedges' father planted the tree in the garden of his Southend home 20 years ago and now, just a year after he passed away, it's produced its first ever batch!

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