Banana plantations in China

• banana plantations in China

I have formed one free day that I, without thinking twice, went to ride to deep into the island, and there's just a whole day walking on foot, visiting the various plantations, in the peasant villages, rural schools, churches and many other incredibly interesting places.

I wandered along the way and on a banana plantation ...

Banana plantations in China

... and it happened, as often it happens, quite by accident ...

A particular movement plan to a totally unfamiliar place was not just pulled into the taxi "deeper", according to the map, and then went on GPS, searching for something interesting.

So accidentally stumbled upon an abandoned plantation pandanaceae, and behind it, across the stream, he saw a banana ...

Banana plantations in China

It is interesting that there, the creek, the road that goes through pandanaceae plantation - dirt, and here on a banana - paved. Apparently, bananas as crop, is here important. At the entrance to the "banana paradise" concrete hut, which was completely empty.

I have not met anyone on the plantation itself ...

Banana plantations in China

Bananas here look quite differently from what we are used to seeing them in our supermarkets. Here fruits have a square cross-section, rather than circular. They grow on low trees promotional still huge heavy bunches.

Banana plantations in China

itself is a bunch, in fact, a huge flower at the base of which the fruits begin to form. Sam color grows down sveshivayas hobotoobraznom on a long process.

Banana plantations in China

At some point, the formation of the fruit, flowers, cut off the most about the bunch. If you do not, it will consume a lot of nutrients from the tree and the fruit will not gain the necessary amount and will not have the necessary consumer properties. It looks like a full-blown flower of the banana

Banana plantations in China

After the flower cut down fruit for some time developing, gaining weight and volume, and then ...

Banana plantations in China

... they put on a huge plastic bag. He needed to on the ripening fruit is not got a drop of rain and did not sit down dew, otherwise spoiled bananas before they will cut off.

Banana plantations in China

So they grow up in plastic bags, eleven weeks. Until fully ripe bananas are not adjusted, because they were being taken away in different parts of the world, to the same fruit during transportation also shrink.

Banana plantations in China

It is interesting that not all the trees here grow bananas evenly. Somewhere they are already under the bags somewhere else only gaining volume, and somewhere just maturing flower ...

Banana plantations in China

And then, for the banana plantations, mango plantation begins.

And here is exactly the same story with the degree of maturity of the fruit. On some trees, they are small and only just beginning to take shape in the usual form, on some almost ripe, and some of their just collected. The thing is that the climate here in Hainan, such that many cultures fruit almost in a continuous loop without interruption for the winter season and ...

Banana plantations in China