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.
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.