Costa Rica: Positive Outlook for Abacá Crops

Owing to its climate conditions, the country could become one of the highest performing and best quality sources of Abacá fiber.

Friday, September 24, 2010


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The Abacá variety (Musa textilis) is a smart-looking herbaceous plant from the banana family, Musaceae, and is native to the Philippines. It is similar to the plantain (Musa x paradisiaca) and belongs to the same genus. It differs from plantain in that its fruit are not edible and has straighter, narrower foliage. In addition, its fiber gives it special economic value for its use in the textile industry.

"Abatex, a firm specializing in manufacturing and exporting the fiber, estimates than Costa Rican abacá productivity is three times greater than other international suppliers," reports Nacion.com.



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