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The search began for a variety to replace the Gros Michel that might be resistant to Panama Disease. By the 1960s, one cultivar, the Cavendish, showed signs of resistance that could save the banana industry. Named after the 7th Duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish, who grew the plant in his greenhouse in Chatsworth House (there is still one there today), the banana could also be transported green – though it had a blander flavour than the Gros Michel. Within a few decades it had become the new genetic clone for the banana industry and remains so today. But for scientists nervously watching the vast, expanding plantations, it was just a matter of time before there was another outbreak.