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And yes, I do have the Calendar technology. I tried doing it in a grassland with no hills, and it is my territory.

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Plantations are only for improving the following Resources: Spices, Dyes, Cotton, Silk, Incense, Wines (Luxuries), Bananas, and Sugar (Bonus Resources). Having the tech allows a worker to build a Plantation on these resources, claiming them and adding them to your trade network.

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Ohhhh thanks. It was really frustrating me. – DaBlobKips Sep 8 '12 at 0:03
Spices, Dyes, Cotton, Sugar, Silk, Bananas, Incense, and Wines are all the Plantation-improvable resources. – Rilgon Arcsinh Sep 8 '12 at 2:05

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