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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

J A F Lawson

Keywords

Bananas, Postharvest treatment, Packing, Wax coatings, Western Australia

First Page Number

41

Last Page Number

45

Abstract

IN 1955, representatives of the Carnarvon banana growers approached the North- West Branch of the Department of Agriculture with the suggestion that tests be made concerning the value of waxing bananas prior to consignment.

It was claimed at the time by the Director of Horticulture of the Queensland Department that, by means of wax dipping, bananas had been transported from Northern Queensland to Brisbane, ripened artificially, and then returned to Northern Queensland for sale in the middle of summer, whereas the undipped fruit arrived completely unsaleable.

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