The Banana in Some Tropical Eastern Countries: Its Forms and Variations

  • Authors : Howes, F.N.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 1928

  • Journal title : Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

  • Volume (number) : 1928 (8)

  • Pages : 305-332

  • Peer-reviewed : No

  • ISSN : 0366-4457

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : During the early part of the year visits were paid to certain countries in the East, chiefly for the purpose of obtaining living material of some of the better forms of cultivated banana. These visits were carried out under the auspices of the Empire Marketing Board in connection with the campaign that is now being carried on against "Panama Disease" (Fusarium cubense) in the commercial banana growing areas of the Empire. It is a matter of common knowledge that the "Gros Michel" or "Jamaica" banana, which is the variety extensively grown in the West Indies and Caribbean region, is a ready victim to the ravages of this disease, and the desirability of obtaining a variety that complies with the demands of the trade, and which is at the same time highly resistant to, or immune from "Panama Disease" is obvious. The extent to which the varieties chosen may be resistant to the disease can, of course, only be ascertained after they have been established in the West Indies from young plants of these varieties sent out from Kew.


  • Open access : No

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  • Musalit document ID : IN190171

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