I visited Australia last year and was shocked when I saw the prices of bananas! How come they are so expensive?
Here in Germany I pay between 1.09 Euro and 1.99 Euro for a kilo of conventional bananas, and 1.59 - 1.99 Euro for a kilo of organic ones.
I'm getting 80lbs(36kg I think)for $7.00. I ask the produce guy if he has any over ripe bananas(which to them means when there's no green on them practically)and he usually brings me out two cases. They don't even donate, or compost them. They would straight in the dumpster if I didn't come and rescue them. That being the case.... they hook me up for super cheap. I know DR that you probably want to reflect actual prices but I'M way to stoked about my hook up not to brag a little about it........YOU MUST SUCK UP TO YOUR PRODUCE DUDE DON'T BE AFRAID!!! You don't have to break the bank on this life style you just have to be willing to do a little "hustling"....NOW GET OUT THERE RIGHT NOW AND FIND SOME SWEEEET DEALS "SUCCA"
what store was this? I've tried this at Whole Foods and no dice :( BTW - wowowow on your purchase - I would be super stoked as well.
We have fairtrade organic "bad" bananas at my co-op in Decorah, Iowa, US, for .79 cents/lb. Is this good? Where should I buy organic bananas from in bulk if I live in the midwest, US?
$1 per pound for local organic (uncertified) bananas in St. Croix. I get a 25 cent discount for buying large quantities. Conventional bananas range from $.79 to 1.09, shipped from a Caribbean island to Miami then shipped back to our Caribbean island.
When I was in Ecuador I payed $2.50 for one whole bunch. It ended up being about 120 bananas, at least 20 kilos. They were local organic. It was common for fruit stalls to sell around 15 bananas for $1. You really get the deals when you splurge and buy $2.50 worth though.
Pictures are of the bananas in Ecuador. The gentlemen that sold them to me called them "Muy Rico!" and I'd have to agree, muy rico y dulce!
I'm in Prescott Valley, Arizona. For conventional they run around 56 cents a pound, for organic it's maybe 67 to 75 cents a pound. If you go to Trader Joe's they are 19 cents per banana, no matter the size.
In Nova Scotia, Canada...
Conventional - 69-79cents per lb.
Organic - 89cents per lb.
Reduced(actually ripe) for either - 49-69cents per lb.