Banana Export

The export of food products from India is on the rise year after year. Banana export from India is one of the rapidly growing export markets. Being one of the largest banana exporters in the world, Indian banana exporter has successfully entered the global market. For export of banana, health and quality standards have to be maintained.


Bananas are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C . Potassium. Bananas are a good source of potassium. A diet high in potassium can lower blood pressure in people with elevated levels and benefits health.

Types of Banana:

Dwarf Cavendish:  It is a popular commercial cultivar grown extensively for tableand processingpurpose. ‘Basrai’ is the leading commercial variety of Cavendish group and is a leading commercial variety of Maharashtra. The plant stature is Dwarf making it less prone to wind damage. The bunch size, the fruit length and size is quite good though the keeping quality is rather poor. The average bunch weight with 6-7 hands and with about 13 fruits per hand is about 15-25 kg. The thick rind of the fruits retains to some extent the greenish colour even when the fruits are ripe.

Gandevi:  selection known as ‘Hanuman’ or ‘Padarre’ is gaining importance inspite of its longer crop duration. The selection yields bunches weighing 55-60 kg. Performs well under light soils with high inputs. In combination with high-density planting and drip irrigation, Dwarf Cavendish is becoming a highly successful cultivar. It is highly susceptible to Sigatoka leaf spot disease in humid tropics restricting its commercial cultivation.

Robusta: It is  Depending on the ripening circumstances, dark green fruits turn brilliant yellow. The fruit is sweet and has a pleasant aroma. The weight of the bunch is estimated to be between 25 and 30 kg. The fruit has a low keeping quality, resulting in rapid pulp breakdown after ripening, making it unsuitable for long-distance transit

Nendran: Nendran is used for both table and processing purposes. In recent years, commercial cultivation of Nendran has exploded in Tamil Nadu. Bunch has 5-6 hands that weigh between 12 and 15 kilograms. The fruits have a distinct neck with thick green skin that turns a buff-yellow colour as they ripen..

Grand Naine: Grand Naine gets its name from its relative height in comparison to other Cavendish cultivars. It is taller than the Dwarf Cavendish cultivars but shorter than the Giant Cavendish cultivars. It is the most globally recognized international variety of bananas. It’s a tall plant with a long cylindrical bunch that produces a lot of Fruit. It produces a 25 kg bunch on average but can reach 32-35 kg, with 8-10 hands and 200-220 fruits per bunch. The fruit’s length is 15-21 cm, while its perimeter is 12-13 cm.