Banana school, part 3

One person cuts down the bananas.

One person cuts down the bananas.

Harvesting the bananas

  • You don’t ”pick” bananas. One stem weighs between 40 and 50 kilos, and three-four people are needed to get it down from the banana plant.
  • One person cuts the stem so the bananas are severed from the plant. The bananas are carefully lowered down using a chain attached to the stem.
  • Another person is waiting under the plant with a pillow on his back, takes the bananas on his back and carries them to the cableway.
  • One person carries the bananas to the cableway.

    One person carries the bananas to the cableway.

    The stem is attached to the cable with a hook. When 20 stems are hanging on the cable, one person attaches a rope to his waist and pulls all the stems along the cableway to the packing plant.

    One person pulls 20 stems at a time to the packing plant.

    One person pulls 20 stems at a time to the packing plant.

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One response to “Banana school, part 3

  1. This is a good systematic way of how the banana’s are been taken out of the stem in a faster way.

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