Posts tagged with "gros michel"

Banana, Leatherly Berry
Flavors of the Nations Series · 26. February 2021
Did you know that the industry behind transporting bananas is the one to thank for the idea of nowadays cruise ships?. In the years between 1902 -1935, the United Fruit enterprise, having built an empire and gained a lot of influence in most of Central America, had also acquired 95 shipping vessels to transport up to a half million each of Central American grown bananas "Gros Michel" over to the USA. They had painted their shipping vessels white, naming them the Great White Fleet.