Cavendish banana

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Cavendish bananas are the fruits of a banana cultivar belonging to the Cavendish subgroup called AAA cultivar group.wikipedia
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Dwarf Cavendish banana

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They include commercially important cultivars like 'Dwarf Cavendish' and 'Grand Nain'. The most important clones for fruit production include: 'Dwarf Cavendish', 'Grande Naine', 'Lacatan' (bungulan), 'Poyo', 'Valéry', and 'Williams' under one system of cultivar classification.
The Dwarf Cavendish banana is a widely grown and commercially important Cavendish cultivar.

William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

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Cavendish bananas were named after William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire.
The Cavendish banana is named after him.

Panama disease

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Since the 1950s, these cultivars have been the most internationally traded bananas, replacing the Gros Michel banana (commonly known as 'Kampala banana' in Kenya and 'Bogoya' in Uganda), after crops of the latter were devastated by Panama disease.
Currently, a new outbreak of Panama disease caused by the strain Tropical Race 4 (TR4) threatens the production of today's most popular cultivars, Cavendish.

Joseph Paxton

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His head gardener and friend, Sir Joseph Paxton cultivated them in the greenhouses of Chatsworth House.
Sir Joseph Paxton (3 August 1803 – 8 June 1865) was an English gardener, architect and Member of Parliament, best known for designing the Crystal Palace, and for cultivating the Cavendish banana, the most consumed banana in the Western world.

List of banana cultivars

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Cavendish bananas are the fruits of a banana cultivar belonging to the Cavendish subgroup called AAA cultivar group. Cavendish bananas are a subgroup of the triploid (AAA) group cultivars of Musa acuminata.
Cavendish Subgroup

Gros Michel banana

Gros Michel
Since the 1950s, these cultivars have been the most internationally traded bananas, replacing the Gros Michel banana (commonly known as 'Kampala banana' in Kenya and 'Bogoya' in Uganda), after crops of the latter were devastated by Panama disease.
By the 1960s, the exporters of Gros Michel bananas were unable to keep trading such a susceptible cultivar, and started growing resistant cultivars belonging to the Cavendish subgroup (another Musa acuminata AAA).

Masak Hijau banana

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The most important clones for fruit production include: 'Dwarf Cavendish', 'Grande Naine', 'Lacatan' (bungulan), 'Poyo', 'Valéry', and 'Williams' under one system of cultivar classification.
It is a member of the commercially important Cavendish banana subgroup.

Musa acuminata

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Cavendish bananas are a subgroup of the triploid (AAA) group cultivars of Musa acuminata.
The most familiar dessert banana cultivars belong to the Cavendish subgroup.

Grand Nain

They include commercially important cultivars like 'Dwarf Cavendish' and 'Grand Nain'. The most important clones for fruit production include: 'Dwarf Cavendish', 'Grande Naine', 'Lacatan' (bungulan), 'Poyo', 'Valéry', and 'Williams' under one system of cultivar classification.
The Grand Nain is a cultivar of the well known Cavendish bananas.

Banana industry

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Banana industry
In spite of the multitude of banana species across the world, even only taking into account the cultivated ones, industrial production is dominated by the Cavendish banana.

Banana

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Cavendish bananas are the fruits of a banana cultivar belonging to the Cavendish subgroup called AAA cultivar group.

Cultivar

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Cavendish bananas are the fruits of a banana cultivar belonging to the Cavendish subgroup called AAA cultivar group.

Mauritius

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Though they were not the first known banana specimens in Europe, in around 1834 Cavendish received a shipment of bananas (from Mauritius) courtesy of the chaplain of Alton Towers (then the seat of the Earls of Shrewsbury).

Chaplain

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Though they were not the first known banana specimens in Europe, in around 1834 Cavendish received a shipment of bananas (from Mauritius) courtesy of the chaplain of Alton Towers (then the seat of the Earls of Shrewsbury).

History of Alton Towers

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Though they were not the first known banana specimens in Europe, in around 1834 Cavendish received a shipment of bananas (from Mauritius) courtesy of the chaplain of Alton Towers (then the seat of the Earls of Shrewsbury).

Earl of Shrewsbury

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Though they were not the first known banana specimens in Europe, in around 1834 Cavendish received a shipment of bananas (from Mauritius) courtesy of the chaplain of Alton Towers (then the seat of the Earls of Shrewsbury).

Chatsworth House

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His head gardener and friend, Sir Joseph Paxton cultivated them in the greenhouses of Chatsworth House.

Royal Horticultural Society

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For his work Paxton won a medal at the 1835 Royal Horticultural Society show.

Pacific Ocean

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The Chatsworth bananas were shipped off to various places in the Pacific around the 1850s.

Canary Islands

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It is believed that some of them may have ended up in the Canary Islands, though other authors believe that the bananas in the Canary Islands had been there since the fifteenth century and had been introduced through other means, namely by early Portuguese explorers who obtained them from West Africa and were later responsible for spreading them to the Caribbean.

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It is believed that some of them may have ended up in the Canary Islands, though other authors believe that the bananas in the Canary Islands had been there since the fifteenth century and had been introduced through other means, namely by early Portuguese explorers who obtained them from West Africa and were later responsible for spreading them to the Caribbean.

West Africa

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It is believed that some of them may have ended up in the Canary Islands, though other authors believe that the bananas in the Canary Islands had been there since the fifteenth century and had been introduced through other means, namely by early Portuguese explorers who obtained them from West Africa and were later responsible for spreading them to the Caribbean.

Caribbean

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It is believed that some of them may have ended up in the Canary Islands, though other authors believe that the bananas in the Canary Islands had been there since the fifteenth century and had been introduced through other means, namely by early Portuguese explorers who obtained them from West Africa and were later responsible for spreading them to the Caribbean.

Southeast Asia

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African bananas in turn were introduced from Southeast Asia into Madagascar by early Austronesian sailors.

Madagascar

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African bananas in turn were introduced from Southeast Asia into Madagascar by early Austronesian sailors.