Posted by: Mer Pints | May 15, 2008

Saging ni Pacing (Banana plant with five hearts)

Have you ever seen a banana plant with five hearts? Unbelievable but it is true. A village (Barangay Miranda) in one of the Islands in the Philippines become an instant tourist attraction because of an extraordinary banana plant. This could possibly an effect of mutation or any other factors but local folks believe the banana plant is a lucky charm.
And speaking of this extra-ordinary banana (see the picture), here is the detail:

 

Banana plant with five hearts is instant hit in Negros Occidental

By ANGELO ANGOLO
ABS-CBN Bacolod

Residents of Barangay Miranda in the town of Hinigaran, Negros Occidental are ecstatic!

Their barangay has become an instant tourist attraction as people from neighboring barangays and towns flock to their place eager and curious to see an extraordinary banana plant.

They themselves were caught in awe upon discovering the banana plant just beside the barangay hall which has five hearts.

Normally, only one banana heart or blossom is borne at the end of a bunch. This unusual one however has five. Each heart has male flowers clinging in rows and protected by reddish bracts.

Nobody knows for sure how old the bunch is. The five hearts were first noticed a month ago. This is reportedly the first time that such a rare phenomenon happened not only in Miranda but in the whole province.

And if local folks are to be believed, the banana is a good-luck charm.

Some parts of the buds have started transforming into fruits. The barangay officials believe it is unlikely for the five buds to ripen into bunches.

The stem could not simply hold the weight of the bunch. A pole has been placed to prevent the tree from falling to the ground.

But still, looks like nobody is in a hurry to cut the tree and harvest the fruit.

So while it lasts, the residents are proud that visitors now frequent their barangay to see the unusual banana plant.

Himas Saging Tayo

Saging na may limang puso, kakaiba ito, di ba? Kung nagkataon na ito ay saging ni Pacing tiyak na matutuwa ang binibini na laging inspirado sa buhay dahil sa kapipisil at kahihimas ng saging. Oo, talagang mahilig kumain ng saging itong si Pacing (ang tawag sa isang dalaga sa probinsiya na mahilig sa banana split na ice-cream). Sino nga ba ang ayaw sa saging?. Tanongin natin si doc.Bobonyo at tiyak na sasabihin sa atin na may maraming sangkap at bitamina ito na nakakapagbigay lakas at nakakatulong sa kalusugan ng isang tao.. Kaya ganyan si Pacing kapag may nakitang saging hihipuin/hihimasin niya kaagad para malaman kung ito ay hinog na at kaagad isusubo para  kainin.

Pero kakaiba itong saging ni Pacing na ito, may limang puso. Ibig bang sabihin niyan ay lubos na mapagmahal si Pacing sa dami ng kanyang puso at napupusuan?

Mabuti pa nga ang saging may limang puso; hindi katulad ng mga iba diyang pulitiko na kurakot at sira ulo. Sarili lang kapakanan ang iniintindi hindi ang mga tao at bayan na dapat nilang paglingkuran. Where is your heart men?

 


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