Nanjangud is famous for a type of banana known as "Nanjanagudu Rasa Baale" which was recently accorded Geographical Indication (GI) Tag (GI tag 29). This banana is very tasty and nutritious compared to other varities. Many people with allergy to bananas say that they can tolerate this nanjanagudu rasabaale variety.
There is a Kannada Poem which mentions many fruits and its associations with different places of Karnataka. hannu maaruvavana haadu.