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Bananas
Bonus resource found from jungle
Bananas (Civ5)
Revealed by

N/A

Resource value

+1 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5

Improvement

Plantation, available with Calendar

Plantation value

+2 20xFood5, -1 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Bonus resource.

  • Base yield:
    • 1 20xFood5 Food
  • Modifiers:
    • +2 20xFood5 Food, -1 20xProduction5 Production from Plantation improvement
    • +1 20xFood5 Food from Granary
    • +1 20xFood5 Food from Sun God Religious belief

StrategyEdit

Bananas are only found in jungles. This makes them kind of difficult to find, but it also gives you a unique opportunity: you can use the tile without any development whatsoever! Their initial yield is +3 20xFood5 Food (thanks to the jungle tile), and a Granary adds another point of 20xFood5 Food; on top of that, you can get a +2 20xScience5 Science boost from the jungle tile when you build a University! Certain religious beliefs can add even more yield, turning a single resource tile into a plethora of opportunities.

You can also decide to develop the Bananas with their proper improvement, the Plantation, which will further improve their 20xFood5 Food yield. However, to do so you'll need to chop down the jungle and revert the tile to its base terrain, losing the 20xScience5 Science bonus. So, think carefully about what you need for your nearby city: a big 20xFood5 Food booster, or a more diversified yield.

Historical InfoEdit

A banana is a popular tropical fruit. It, and its cousins the plantains, are an important part of many tropical peoples' diets. Originating in Southeast Asia, the banana is now cultivated around the world.

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