Going bananas

Normally, bananas would be in season right about now. However, because of the devastation caused by cyclone Larry to Queensland, where 95% of the country’s bananas are grown. The crops were destroyed and is now in short supply.

I wanted to get some bananas for several weeks now but has been deterred by the price, which has only steadily risen since the cyclone. We first went to Safeway/Woollies but they don’t even have a single banana in sight so we moved to Coles where this photo was snapped. At $9.98 per kilogram, I opted not to buy any yet again (for Pinoy readers, multiply by 39 to get the peso value).

Not wanting to go home without any fruits, I got some Imperial Mandarins (at $2.48/kg) and Fuji Apples (at $4.98/kg) instead. With the ban on imported bananas still in place and with banana supply not expected to normalise for at least 6 months, I guess I’d have to wait a little longer to get some of those sweet, golden bananas.

Published in: on May 11, 2006 at 12:02 am  Comments (2)