The Cavendish Banana is one of the most consumed tropical fruits worldwide. It is an essential staple food that contributes to food security in many developing countries. It is rich in nutrients that provide the body with energy, protein, fiber, iron, calcium, vitamin A, among others.
In Ecuador, the Cavendish Banana represents a 95% of the commercialized exports within a wide variety of bananas, making our country one of the world's leading exporters in terms of volume and monetary value.
The characteristics that make Ecuadorian bananas stand out are their size, sweet flavor and smooth texture, as well as their resistance in terms of quality and production compared to fruit from other regions.
OUR PRODUCTION PROCESS
Among the agronomic practices that are involved in the process before the harvest, we detail the weeding and selection, fertilization, sheathing and protection, propping and defoliation, weed control and phytosanitary.
All these practices make it possible to maintain an adequate population density per surface unit, a uniform spacing between plants; as well as the control to avoid causing damage to the bunch due to different causes.
The banana is harvested fulfilling its "physiological degree of maturity", in a green state, always respecting its age and proper calibration.
After 10 or 12 weeks from the sheathing of the bunch, we proceed with the harvest, weeding and transport. This process begins from the moment the bunches are cut until they are transported to the packinghouse and later loaded into containers and involves a set of procedures that serve to preserve the essential characteristics of the fruit until its final consumption.
The transport system that allows the transfer of the bunch as well as the equipment, materials and inputs, from the plantation to the packing house or vice versa is the cableway system.
The packing process begins with the deflowering of the fruit, washing and dismantling of the bunch, later the process of palletizing and traceability is carried out and finally the loading and closing of the container is carried out.