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The Catalog in Numbers

This is the catalog of all known banana labels. It is an incomprehensibly huge thing. Let's collect some numbers with data from today, the 12th of March of 2020:

Banana Varieties

The total number of cultivars of bananas and plantains has been estimated to be anything from around 300 to more than 1000. Names are highly confused, even within a single country.

Building up this catalog

At this place all known banana labels of the world were gathered and are exhibited with greate care and accuracy. I have not done it alone. But I feel the need to document what I have done. Just to let you know even if you are not interested in and for me to remember the development phase of this catalog:

Trade List requires 50 Helping Points

The catalog is for helping hands only. It is still too much work for me to keep the catalog up to date so in future the access to the trade lists is restricted and only for collectors who help.

Dole to send historic banana stickers to avid collector

Dole Food Co. will ship some of its collectible banana stickers to one of the world’s foremost collectors. The company is also planning to send samples of new stickers it prints annually to Becky Martz of Orlando, Fla., according to a news release.

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