LPG’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.
LPG 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, LPG 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 LPG’s dedicated Cavendish banana partners include:
Located in Innisfail, QLD, Shayne and Blaise Cini of Karden Farm have been supplying LPG Cavendish bananas for over 26 years. Supplying 100% of their Cavendish banana crop to LPG, they remain a key supplier.
Growers Pat and Ellen Leahy, located in Tully, QLD, have been growing bananas for over 30 years and supply LPG with high-quality Cavendish bananas. The onsite packing shed, managed by LPG’s Australian Banana Company, pack and distribute fresh Cavendish Bananas nationwide.
Father and son duo, Angelo and Michael Russo of Marlin Blue, supply LPG with Cavendish Bananas. The onsite packing and distribution operation ensure they supply premium, consistent bananas.
Experienced grower, Tony Camulgia started growing Cavendish Bananas in 1995. In 2016, Fresh Yellow began 100% supply into LPG.
Growing Cavendish bananas for over 36 years, Gavin, Bernie, and Sandra Devaney of Bartle Frere have been supplying LPG quality bananas since 2015. The farm includes an onsite packing facility and dedication to food safety and the environment. Having implemented a high-flow sediment drain to naturally filter runoff, they actively protect waterways, erosion, and air quality.