Dwarf Cavendish banana

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The Dwarf Cavendish banana is a widely grown and commercially important Cavendish cultivar.wikipedia
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Cavendish banana

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The Dwarf Cavendish banana is a widely grown and commercially important Cavendish cultivar.
They include commercially important cultivars like 'Dwarf Cavendish' and 'Grand Nain'.

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It is one of the most commonly planted banana varieties from the Cavendish group, and the main source of commercial Cavendish bananas along with Grand Nain.
'Dwarf Cavendish'

Cultivar

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The Dwarf Cavendish banana is a widely grown and commercially important Cavendish cultivar.

Plant stem

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The name "Dwarf Cavendish" is in reference to the height of the pseudostem, not the fruit.

Grand Nain

It is one of the most commonly planted banana varieties from the Cavendish group, and the main source of commercial Cavendish bananas along with Grand Nain.

William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

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Cavendish bananas were named after William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire.

Chaplain

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

History of Alton Towers

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

Earl of Shrewsbury

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

Joseph Paxton

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

Chatsworth House

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

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.

Portuguese people

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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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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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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.

Austronesian peoples

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

Fyffes

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In 1888, bananas from the Canary Islands were imported into England by Thomas Fyffe.

Banana

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The cultivars Dwarf Cavendish and Grand Nain (Chiquita Banana) gained popularity in the 1950s after the previous mass-produced cultivar, Gros Michel (also an AAA group cultivar), became commercially unviable due to Panama disease, caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum which attacks the roots of the banana plant.

Latundan banana

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They are smaller than the Lacatan cultivar and the commercially dominant Cavendish bananas.

Lakatan banana

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It is more expensive than the more common Latundan and Cavendish bananas.