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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.

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.”

What Are Banana Leaves?

The banana plant is not a tree but the largest known herbaceous flowering plant. The banana leaf consists of the center stalk (petiole) and the blades on either side. The blades have "front" and "back" sides; the "front" side is more glossy than the "back". Mature banana leaves grow to a length of more than two meters.

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