Grand Nain

Grand Nain bananas (also spelled Grande Naine) are banana cultivars of Musa acuminata.wikipedia
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Grand Nain bananas (also spelled Grande Naine) are banana cultivars of Musa acuminata.
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.

List of banana cultivars

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This group of bananas is distinguished from other groups by their AAA genotype.
'Grand Nain' ('Chiquita')

Cavendish banana

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The Grand Nain is a cultivar of the well known Cavendish bananas.
They include commercially important cultivars like 'Dwarf Cavendish' and 'Grand Nain'.

Chiquita Brands International

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It is also known as the Chiquita banana, because it is the main product of Chiquita Brands International. In the past, these ecological impacts as well as accusations of employee abuse plagued large corporations like Chiquita, Del Monte, and Dole (the three of which control two-thirds of the banana market).
Grand Nain

Cultivar

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Grand Nain bananas (also spelled Grande Naine) are banana cultivars of Musa acuminata. The Grand Nain is a cultivar of the well known Cavendish bananas.

Musa acuminata

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Grand Nain bananas (also spelled Grande Naine) are banana cultivars of Musa acuminata. Species designations are difficult when considering bananas because nearly all banana cultivars are descendants and/or hybrids of the Musa acuminata or Musa balbisiana, wild species that have been propagated for agricultural use.

Monocotyledon

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Taxonomically speaking, the Grand Nain is a monocot and belongs to the genus Musa.

Musa (genus)

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Taxonomically speaking, the Grand Nain is a monocot and belongs to the genus Musa.

Musa balbisiana

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Species designations are difficult when considering bananas because nearly all banana cultivars are descendants and/or hybrids of the Musa acuminata or Musa balbisiana, wild species that have been propagated for agricultural use.

Genotype

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The AAA genotype refers to the fact that this group is a triploid variant of the species M. acuminata.

Polyploidy

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The AAA genotype refers to the fact that this group is a triploid variant of the species M. acuminata.

Parthenocarpy

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There are 33 chromosome present in the AAA cultivar and all produce seedless fruits through parthenocarpy.

Herbaceous plant

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The plant, like other banana plants, is an herbaceous tree that produces large oblong leaves.

Flowering plant

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Being an angiosperm, the Grand Nain produces large inflorescences that develop into the edible fruit.

Inflorescence

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Being an angiosperm, the Grand Nain produces large inflorescences that develop into the edible fruit.

Staple food

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Because of its importance as a staple crop as well as a cash crop, much botanical research has focused around the Grand Nain.

Cash crop

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Because of its importance as a staple crop as well as a cash crop, much botanical research has focused around the Grand Nain.

Mycorrhiza

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Researchers found that introducing different species of mycorrhizal fungi can increase aluminum toxicity resistance.

Del Monte Foods

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In the past, these ecological impacts as well as accusations of employee abuse plagued large corporations like Chiquita, Del Monte, and Dole (the three of which control two-thirds of the banana market).

Dole Food Company

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In the past, these ecological impacts as well as accusations of employee abuse plagued large corporations like Chiquita, Del Monte, and Dole (the three of which control two-thirds of the banana market).

Dichondra repens

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These include the utilization of kidney weed, which discourages weed growth without adversely affecting banana plants.

Costa Rica

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Chiquita has also established a 284 acre reserve in Costa Rica and now recycles many waste materials associated with the industry.

Cooking banana

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Cooking plantain

Dwarf Cavendish banana

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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.

Vasantrao Mahajan

Mahajan uses Grand Nain and shrimanti varieties of banana to grow in his farm.