The first bananas in Norway, 1905


This is one of the first batches of banana that was sent to Norway. It had the weight of 3,000 kilos and came in crates/boxes. One of the people in this picture is Christian Mathiessen, the founder of Norway’s biggest fruit importer, Bama. Norway was the second country to import bananas in Europe, after the United Kingdom.

Fun Fact: Mathisen was the one who got the exclusive right to import bananas to Norway. He was therefore called Banan-Mathisen. Ba-Ma -> BAMA.

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