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Banana is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa and for the fruit they produce. Bananas come in a variety of sizes and colors when ripe, including yellow, purple, and red. Fresh Banana produced in Pakistan. We have our own farms located in different regions of Pakistan. No one can beat the taste of Pakistani bananas.

Health benefits of Banana

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions,…

Banana

Banana is the common name for an edible fruit produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants of the genus Musa. The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind which may be yellow, purple or red when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. Almost all modern edible parthenocarpic (seedless) bananas come from two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa…

Banana aphid

Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) BBTV is not present in tropical Australia, and the movement of planting material is controlled by legislation. The disease is spread in infected planting material and by the banana aphid. There is no cure for this disease. Scientific name (Pentalonia nigronervosa ) Description of adults      Small reddish-brown to almost black oval shaped aphids. Aphids have two characteristic projections from the rear of the abdomen. Colonies of adult and immature…

Banana flower thrips

Banana flower thrips Scientific name (Thrips hawaiiensis) Description of adult    Small, slender-bodied active insects are readily seen moving on the surface of young banana fruit, particularly near the 'bell' or male end of the new bunch. Adult females (1 mm) are distinctly coloured - bright orange and black - and are usually found under bracts or inside flowers. Males (0.75 mm) are pale straw-coloured and are usually found on the outer surface of the bracts. Adult thrips have…

Banana bract mosaic virus

Banana bract mosaic virus (BBrMV) causes significant yield losses in banana and abacá in the Philippines, India and Sri Lanka. BBrMV could potentially be confused with Sugarcane mosaic virus (syn. Abaca mosaic virus), another potyvirus infecting both banana and abacá in the Philippines and inciting similar foliar symptoms. Symptoms: A full description of the symptoms caused by BBrMV is provided by Thomas et al. (1999), from which the following summary is derived. Mosaic symptoms on the…

Banana Farming in Pakistan

By Muzaffar Qureshi PRODUCTION and supply of banana are expected to return to normal next month when the orchards devastated by the unprecedented frost start fruiting again. Horticulturist Mahmood Nawaz revealed that the farmers in lower Sindh, the main banana producing area, had done a wonderful job to give a new lease of life to banana trees in the vast area affected by frost in Feb-March and made them fruit-bearing again. He regretted that the agriculture department did not…

Banana cultivation in Pakistan

With more than 349,000 hectares, Pakistan is a key player in the banana industry. 90% of this land lies in the Sindh province in the south-east of the country. The majority of banana farmers in this area are smallholders with less than 20 hectares.  However, due to lack of farmer knowledge, out-dated techniques and the use of planting materials carrying pests and diseases, yields have been disappointing – only a quarterof those obtained by farmers using modern techniques. Investment in…

Banana Improvement Proposal for Sindh-Pakistan

By Hadi Laghari Tuesday, 07 August 2012 Banana R&D is quite different for commercial cultivation (Export Oriented) & local consumption (Domestic oriented) so the level of 'sophistication' is always be too high when it comes to commercial cultivation. There are three major thrust areas that need to be properly sorted out. 1. Good quality, disease free, healthy, uniform planting material in the form of tissue culture. No need to mention about existing planting materials.…

Bananas imported from India: Pakistan

Indian bananas in high demand in Pakistan, following a decline in domestic production, are being sold in cities across Pakistan for a whopping Rs 180 to Rs 200 a dozen. Indian bananas were initially imported for markets in the most populous province of Punjab and are now being supplied to the southern province of Sindh, which produces most of the country's banana crop. When the Indian bananas were introduced in markets across Islamabad a few weeks ago, they sold for as much as Rs 300 a…

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