More to Bananas than You Think! (15 pics)

Posted in       28 Jun 2011       9086       4

It isn’t just a simple cropping of fruit and sending to market. There are steps that must be followed for a full ripe crop of bananas.

 

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Bananas soaking in water waiting for processing.

 

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Did you know that the banana tree is only harvested once in a lifetime.

 

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Man harvesting one of many banana trees.

 

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Bananas are placed in a pool of water for 20-30 minutes to stop a latex emission from coming out of the top of the bunch before they are packaged. The bananas are also hung on a cable car for transportation to the packing area.

 

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A machete is the tool that is used to harvest bananas.

 

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When a banana tree is cut down a new one is planted in its place.

 

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When bananas are harvested they are placed on a special sponge so that they aren’t damaged during transportation.

 

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Bananas are so heavy that they are secured with tape to keep them from falling off.

 

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Banana harvesting is very hard physical labor.

 

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Workers check the fruit at a processing plant.

 

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The selection of fruit is carried out mainly by women.

 

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During the quality selection process only 5-6% are not passed.

 

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Bananas unsuitable for the export are sold at the local market.

 

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Banana production is not only a process, it is also a culture and a history in many countries in Latin America.

 

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The final stage is packaging.


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lolzz 9 year s ago
Yummy.. Feel hungry after this!
       
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gigantes 9 year s ago
Banana production is not only a process, it is also a culture and a history in many countries in Latin America.

a history filled with a lot of bloodshed and suffering, unfortunately.

still, cool pics and notes. thanks.
       
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Dreth 9 year s ago
I'm currently chopping down a bunch of these trees and plaintain ones in my girlfriend's backyard since we're making way for other stuff, that doesn't include attracting friggin' vermin all over the place.

I mean, the product is always tasty, but it's too much for a couple that has lives and doesn't rely on looking out after plants all the time.
       
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chrisbumble 9 year s ago
i want banana colored banana.
       
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