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close this bookBetter Farming Series 18 - Bananas (FAO - INADES, 1977, 27 p.)
close this folderDescription of the banana plant
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View the documentApparent trunk
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View the documentDigging the planting holes
View the documentPlanting the suckers

Digging the planting holes

One or two months before planting, make a hole at the places where the pieces of wood were stuck in the ground.

Make the holes 60 centimetres deep, 60 centimetres wide and 60 centimetres long.

Put the soil from the top on one side and the soil from the bottom on the other side.

Fill the holes with compost and manure (see Booklet No. 6. pages 5 - 7).


Put the soil from the top on one side and the soil from the bottom on the other side.


Bananas dislike wind. To shelter them, plant bamboos on the edges of the plantation.

These bamboos will also provide stakes for the bananas (see page 15).