Banana growing basics for NSW


Consistent quality is the key to profitable banana production and this is the major focus of this publication.

Growing quality bananas all year round in a sub-tropical climate is not easy. As well as pests and diseases, environmentally induced problems such as chilled fruit and November dumps (short dumpy, unmarketable fruit) have to be managed.

These challenges can be met, and this Grower Guide is one step towards seeing best practice adopted in the banana industry.

The following topics are covered in this guide:

  • Growing productive plants
  • Producing quality bunches
  • Harvesting quality bunches
  • Packing quality fruit
  • Getting the timing right
  • Sustainable banana production
  • Meeting market access requirements


Published: 01 May 2008