Bunch covers for bananas

  • Authors : Treverrow, N.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2003

  • Journal title : Agfact

  • Number : (H6.3.4)

  • Pages : 2

  • Peer-reviewed : No

  • ISSN : 0725-7759

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : Bunch covering is an ancient practice. For centuries, old banana leaves have been wrapped around maturing bunches in New Guinea. In New South Wales some form of bunch covering has been practiced for almost 50 years. In 1949 and the early 1950s, plastic covers were tried at Duranbah, NSW. Various materials, but mainly PVC, and a large range of colours, were used. They were immediately successful and now covers are extensively used in banana culture in New South Wales. Although several colours gave excellent results, the banana industry standarised on blue for many years. In more recent years, blue, green, yellow and clear, with and without silver sides, have been used. The different colours are used as an aid in estimating bunch maturity and the silver sides reduce sunburn.

  • Keywords : BUNCH COVER

  • Open access : Yes

  • Document on publisher's site : open View article on publisher's site

  • Reprint Edition : Revised edition.

  • Musalit document ID : IN050049

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