Bananas are Australia’s number one selling supermarket product and the second biggest national horticulture industry after citrus.
The Department of Agriculture and Food is working closely with both growers and marketers of this important crop.
Carnarvon is Western Australia’s largest banana growing area and Kununurra is also making a comeback. Carnarvon bananas are typically smaller and sweeter than bananas from eastern Australia.
As WA is free of many of the pests and diseases that plague other growing areas, this means a reduced level of pesticides and fungicides.
The fruit has high nutritional value and also travels well in its own unique packaging!