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Australian Bananas :
Bananas are originally from the region that includes the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, the Philippines and New Guinea, traders took bananas with them as they travelled to India, Africa and Polynesia. These bananas, however, barely resembled the fruit we know today. They contained many large, hard seeds and minimal pulp and were considered to be a strange and exotic alien fruit.
Cross-breeding of two varieties of wild bananas, the Musa Acuminata and the Musa Baalbisiana, in Africa in about 650 AD, resulted in bananas becoming seedless and more like the delicious fruit we enjoy today.
In Australia, bananas are grown in both tropical and subtropical regions. Bananas mainly grown in Northern Queensland around Tully and Innisfail region and produce more than 90% of Australia’s bananas. Other tropical production areas are in the Northern Territory and in northern Western Australia. Subtropical bananas are grown from just south of Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales and Bundaberg in southern Queensland, and in Carnarvon in Western Australia.
All fresh bananas available in Australia are 100% locally grown.