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A banana is a yellow fruit that players can eat to restore 200 life points. Bananas are not used in Cooking to make other food (they presumably are an ingredient of banana stew, but players cannot make this item). Bananas can be sliced in to sliced banana with a knife.

Uses for bananas[edit | edit source]

Bananas can be used to heal players, but their low rate of healing means that most players do not use bananas for this, except in special circumstances where bananas are readily available, such as when training on the creatures which reside in the Karamja volcano.

Players can make money from bananas on Musa Point by talking to Luthas and then filling a crate with 10 bananas, obtaining 30 coins. However, as 10 bananas are worth 2,400 coins on the Grand Exchange, it is much better to sell them there. In Pirate's Treasure, filling a crate with bananas for Luthas is necessary so that the player can smuggle a bottle of Karamjan rum off Karamja to Port Sarim.

Members growing a curry tree with the Farming skill can pay a gardener five baskets of bananas (a total of 25 bananas) to watch over the tree. Bananas can also be used in farming as an ingredient in making regular compost.

Members use bananas in Summoning. Bananas are required to make fruit bat pouches. Bananas are needed to bait baby pet monkeys, which requires level 27 Hunter and level 95 Summoning. Bananas are also necessary to feed the pet monkey when it becomes an adult.

The Ape Atoll Teleport spell requires a banana in addition to its cost in runes.

Players can use a knife or a bladed weapon (or even a godsword blade with no hilt) on a banana to turn it into sliced banana, which can be used as food and is needed for the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest. A whole banana can be added to Karamjan rum, but this is a waste of both items as the item has no use.

During Monkey Madness, when the player has the monkey rescued from the Ardougne Zoo, the player can use bananas on the monkey to "feed" him.

If used on one of the monkeys next to the magic carpet stations while wearing a monkeyspeak amulet the monkey will take the banana, insult you and ask for more bananas.

Bananas are a good use of green charms for ironmen, as you can collect them yourself quickly, along with a familiar, and it is not a hard item to acquire. Signs of the Porter do not work.

Players can find bananas on trees in tropical locations, such as Karamja. Many banana trees are located in the plantation on Musa Point, and one of the easy Karamja Tasks requires players to pick five bananas from the plantation. A charged amulet of glory offers a teleport to just north of these banana trees. Bananas are also available on Ape Atoll, in the yard at the western house of the monkey child and in the south-western crates in the warehouse east of the magic shop.

The Karamjan banana plantation.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Exiled kalphite marauder98; 107 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Exiled kalphite worker75 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Ice giant51 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Jogre57; 86 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Kurask78 Multicombat.png10 (noted)10/128P2P icon.png
Solihib's Food Stall5 Thieving-icon.png1AlwaysP2P icon.png
Spirit impling54 Hunter-icon.png18–24 (noted)UnknownP2P icon.png
Spirit impling jarN/A Reward18–24 (noted)UnknownP2P icon.png
Zombie monkey84 Multicombat.png1AlwaysF2P icon.png

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationCostCurrencyBase stockMembers?
Banana StoreMonkey colony2Coins 2.png Coins10P2P icon.png
Solihib's Food StallApe Atoll2Coins 2.png Coins10P2P icon.png
Trader Stan's Trading PostPorts with charter ships2Coins 2.png Coins10P2P icon.png
Wydin's Food StorePort Sarim2Coins 2.png Coins0F2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 11 January 2012 (Update):
    • Bananas now have a "slice" option.
  • patch 28 March 2011 (Update):
    • Banana picking has had the "You pick a banana" message removed.
  • patch 12 April 2010 (Update):
    • Reduced the price/shop stock restrictions on the following items: bananas, apple pies, redberries, cooked and raw karambwan, lobsters and oranges.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Bananas found in Dungeoneering chests (in the Barrels room) used to heal only 20 health points even after the Evolution of Combat. This has been since fixed.
  • In issue 26 of the God letters (dated 1 November 2004), Saradomin revealed that he enjoys fresh bananas from Karamja.