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Banana Farms in Colombia

Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America. The terrain ranges from low-lying coastal regions to the Andean plateau at 5700m and tropical rainforest. Bananas are grown between the mountains and the sea. Plantains are a popular side dish here, and “apple bananas” are eaten for dessert.

Banana Farms in Ecuador

Ecuador, situated between Colombia and Peru, Ecuador has an amazingly diverse landscape – from the highlands and towering volcanoes to the rainforest and low-lying coastal areas. With its tropical climate and fertile soils, Ecuador is the world’s biggest banana producer, accounting for 30% of global exports.

Banana Farms in Costa Rica

This small country in Central America is home to over 100 volcanoes – five of which are still active. Thanks to the very fertile soil, 10 000 different plant species can be found here. Costa Rica is famous for its high-quality coffee, sweet pineapples and of course, its delicious bananas.

Chiquita launches ‘We Are Bananas’ campaign

Chiquita Brands International has launched its “We Are Bananas” campaign, which includes billboards in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Cincinnati. The initiative kicked off the week of May 8 and will continue to expand throughout the summer, according to a company spokesman.

Tropical Race 4

That banana you might be having for breakfast is probably a Cavendish, the most widely available variety of one of the world’s most popular fruits. But a deadly fungus is on the march, and the Cavendish’s lack of genetic diversity is raising fears of a possible “bananapocalypse.”

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