The Banana conquers the world

160 shrubs of banana were reason for a victory march that still seeks it’s equivalent in the history of fruits. After Captain Lorenzo Dow Baker bought 160 shrubs of banana in Jamaica and eventually re-sold them back in Jersey earning a good profit, the foundation for the international banana trade was set. Thirty years later Baker and Andrew Preston established the Boston Fruit Company. They collaborated with the building contractor C. Keith in 1899 and the Boston Fruit Company was from then on known as United Fruit Company. Today, ninety years later, the company goes by the name Chiquita Brands International Inc, one of the biggest banana producers and trader in the world.

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