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Banana is a noteworthy fruit on Madeira island due to its quality and quantity of production.

The banana is a fruit that is born from the banana tree, a plant originally from Southeast Asia, belonging to the family Musaceae, genus Musa and is included in the group of monocots. It is a herbaceous plant, with a true underground stem (rhizome) where the “suckers” or “followers” are born, which serve to propagate the banana tree vegetatively. Each bunch is formed by a layer that results in the differentiation of flowers into fruit.


The banana plantations have abundant production in regions with high temperatures throughout the year, with monthly averages between 24º C and 29º C, being able to develop satisfactorily in places where the temperature limits are 15º C and 35º C. Temperatures below 15ºC negatively influence the development and growth of the plant

 

For more information regarding, the local banana production process, pay a visit to BAN - Centro de Banana da Madeira (Madeira Banana Process centre), located at Lugar de Baixo, in Ponta do Sol, about 15km from Funchal.
 

BAM - Centro de Banana da Madeira 
2, Estrada Regional 101 – VE3 - Lugar de Baixo 
9360-592 Ponta do Sol
Ph. +351 291 106 090  | 966 164 219
Tuesday to Sunday: 9am-6pm
e-mail: bam@gesba.pt​ || elviogananca@gesba.pt 
https://bam-centrodabananadamadeira.pt/en/visit/

 

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