Permadynamics has the largest banana plantation in New Zealand: over 200 productive clumps, each of which produces between 60 and 70 kilos of fruit per year. Klaus Lotz and his family primarily grow Ladyfinger bananas (aka Misi Luki), but they also grow a smaller tangier Cavendish-like variety known as Goldfinger.
This post is based on an article written in Organic NZ Magazine written by Theresa Sjoquist. The article is also reproduced on this website to compile a resource on banana growing in Northland.
Klaus Lotz of permadynamics among his bananas