Premier’s largest category, bananas, boasts investment in farming, packing, ripening, marketing, and research and development, ensuring we support both industry and category growth, while providing ongoing customer support.
The geographic diversification of our farming ventures, ranging through tropical North Queensland and the Northern Territory, offer ideal growing climates, allowing for a consistent supply of Cavendish and Lady Finger bananas year-round.
Premier are invested in finding a solution for Panama TR4 – a fungus wilt disease affecting Cavendish banana plants by restricting their ability to absorb nutrients.
In 2011, Premier partnered with the Queensland University of Technology on a TR4 resistance research program. Now in its second wave, the research continues to develop techniques that aim to build TR4 resistance in Cavendish banana plants.
Some of Premier’s dedicated Cavendish banana partners include:
Located in Innisfail, QLD, Shayne and Blaise Cini of Karden Farm have been supplying Premier Cavendish bananas for over 26 years. Supplying 100% of their Cavendish banana crop to Premier, they remain a key supplier.