However, Gros Michel had one weakness.
Compared with Gros Michel, it was small and bland.
Gros Morne National Park, National park, Newfoundland, Canada.
Stay La Pensión del Mar (doubles from €45 room-only) also in Gros, is friendly and affordable.
Gros received his first art training from his father, who was a painter of miniatures.
The modern export banana – the Cavendish – took Gros Michel’s place because it was resistant to that early Fusarium strain.
The variant name Gros Ventres (French: “Big Bellies”) was a misinterpretation by French trappers of Plains Indian sign language.
But as jungle diversity was replaced with monolithic fields of Gros Michels, funguses like Race One were provided with many more hosts.
Before the 1950s, Europe and America’s banana of choice was the Gros Michel – a creamier, sweeter banana that dominated the export market.
Of all the artists who contributed to the Napoleonic myth, Gros had the most profound effect on the rising generation of Romantic painters.
The Gros Michel (“Big Mike”) was the primary cultivar of banana until the nineteen-fifties, when a fungal wilt swept through a huge swath of the world’s banana plantations.
A particular strain of Fusarium, Tropical Race One, rendered the original globalized banana variety, the Gros Michel, commercially extinct in the first half of the twentieth century.
After the fall of Napoleon and the restoration of the Bourbons (who gave Gros the title of baron), David was forced into exile and Gros became the head of his studio.
With the outbreak of the second world war – a revelation of dissonance even at the heart of the empire – Monsieur Gros-Joseph loses his mind and begins quite literally to devour his books.
The island societies had a rigid class structure headed by white officials and planters (gros blancs) who governed the merchants, buccaneers, small farmers, white laborers (engagés), and slaves.
Now he added, “What we really want to do is make the Gros Michel resistant to both Race One and Race Four, and then someday, maybe, we’ll put these disease-resistance genes in any variety we want.”
Introductions to the topic are provided by Thomas Fitzgerald, The Ecumenical Movement: An Introductory History (2004); Jeffrey Gros, Eamon McManus, and Ann Riggs, Introduction to Ecumenism (1998); Constantin G.
Curiously enough, despite all the huffing and puffing about enlargement, and despite the EU's stated ambition to admit the new members in time for them to take part in the 2004 elections to the European Parliament, Mr Gros has a point.
They have also been called the Gros Ventre of the River (or the Missouri) to distinguish them from the Gros Ventre of the Prairie, an unrelated tribe that is also known as the Atsina or simply the Gros Ventre.
Antoine-Jean Gros, in full Antoine-Jean Baron Gros, (born March 16, 1771, Paris, France—died June 26, 1835, Paris), French Romantic painter principally remembered for his historical pictures depicting significant events in the military career of Napoleon.
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