Banana Plantation La Palma
Bananas growing at a banana plantation in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain. La Palma, also San Miguel de La Palma, is the most north-westerly Canary Island in Spain. La Palma has an area of 706 km2 making it the fifth largest of the seven main Canary Islands. Banana production is very important to the economy of La Palma. The best areas are between sea level and 300 meters above sea level.
Most bananas are grown by smallholders who sell their products to one of the co-operatives on the island, which then takes care of export. The main type of banana grown on La Palma is smaller and straighter than the Fyffes banana, but have a better texture and flavour.