Bananas, Carnarvon region (W.A.), Western Australia
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In viewing the semi-arid conditions of the West Gascoyne, visitors are surprised to see a thriving banana industry at the mouth of the Gascoyne River, 930 kilometres north of Perth. The natural vegetation in the plantation area consists mainly of stunted gums, low acacia scrub and salt bush.
Despite the adverse climatic conditions, the average yields of Carnarvon bananas are double those of banana areas in other states.
Burt, John Roger
"The banana industry at Carnarvon,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 16
, Article 5.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol16/iss2/5