The Ginosar elite-cultivars of disease-free banana plants are the result of decades of stringent professional selection from our mother plantations, located in northern Israel. Our premium clones are famous for their high quality, and the superior performance in the field.
Over decades, Ginosar Agro developed outstanding growing expertise to ensure crop yields and quality. Coming from many years of working in plantations, we are connected to the farmers and the field and know how to match each area the right variety and each farmer the right inputs.
In particular, Ginosar Agro developed techniques for coping with extreme growing conditions (0-45⁰c):
- Selecting clones resistant to cold
- Advanced irrigation techniques for salty land and water
- Advanced irrigation technologies for minimum water usage, and using treated waste water
- Creating a micro-climate within the plantation by creating age grades
- Controlling flowering times
- Using net houses for wind protection
Similar to bananas, pineapple (ananas) is a fruit native to tropical regions and growing pineapple in sub-tropical weather is challenging in many aspects.
Ginosar developed unique expertise and agro-technical solutions to help grow superior-quality pineapple, even in unusual climate.
For example, using a net shade to cover the plantation helps reduce temperatures and deal with extreme heat; heating the plantations and high density planting help deal with the cold winter, reduce natural flowering, and better control flowering time; using soil containers and a particular soil mix (coco peat, peat and volcanic ash) mimics the pineapple's preferred light and acidic soils, as opposed to the regional heavy and alkaline soil.