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Banana Facts

Banana Facts
Banana is one of the oldest cultivated plants. They are native to tropical South and Southeast Asia. That’s where the gene center is and, hence, the greatest genetic diversity of wild banana. Sampling that diversity is crucial for future improvement of the crop.

Die Bananensorten und der PLU Code

Derzeit kennt man ca. 400 Bananensorten. Die Sorte, die man davon mit höchster Warscheinlichkeit im Supermarkt findet, ist die Cavendish. Um die vielen Früchte in den Supermärtken auseinander zu halten und das Produkt an der Kasse zu identifizieren, wurde 1990 der Price Look Up Code eingeführt.

Dole packaging to feature more Disney characters

Dole Food Co. is featuring “Beauty and the Beast” characters on its bananas, pineapples and salads through April 16.  The promotion is timed with the movie’s release, which is set for March 17, according to a news release.

Banana Message

Banana Pen

When making art or writing a message, the only canvas we need is our imagination. Banana artist End Cape uses push pins to create epic art on the skin of bananas by puncturing specific parts of the fruit, which creates detailed areas of dark and light. However, that’s just one way to artify a banana.

Sumitomo Corporation acquires Fyffes

Japanese firm ripe for €751m deal to acquire Dublin-based fruit firm Fyffes. Sumitomo Corporation has made the a-peeling offer to the banana distributor. The Asian firm is acquiring the Dublin-headquartered banana giant in a massive €751.4m cash deal, Fyffes has said.