Advisory ArticleAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
Value addition & Popular Variety of Banana: Grand-9
Introduction • Banana is rich in potassium and fibre. • It helps prevent asthma, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and digestive problems. • Ripen bananas at room temperature and add them to cereal for a tasty breakfast. Grand Nine (G-9): This is a well-known and edible variety in most Indian states. Special Features: • Each bunch has 10 to 12 hands. A bunch contains 175 to 225 fruits • Grand Nine banana varieties are delicious and the quality of the fruit is good • High yield (normal 30 kg of fruit per plant) • Long cylindrical fruit with low curvature • Hot yellow colour on maturity • Both freshly and processed forms are acceptable internationally. • Pulp processing is more suitable for peeling. Source: AgroStar Agronomy Centre Excellence
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