We are currently certified producers of "Global Gap" bananas across our 2,000 square-meter banana plantation. Per our sustainability goals, our intention is to transition into a completely biological production within the upcoming years.
Bananas have been present in Madeira ever since they were introduced in the sixteenth century. Madeira's most popular varieties are, in order, “Dwarf Cavendish”, "Robusta", "Grand Naine - Israel", and "Gal". Madeira's total banana cultivated area is close to 850 hectares.
According to Madeiran legislation, at Quinta da Saraiva we sell our bananas across three sub-categories depending on the quality of the crop: 1st category, 2nd category, and the "Extra" category - the latter being the most valuable.