There is a shortage of bananas at the market due to the effects of Cyclone Nerin which hit Far North Queensland in late February/early March of this year.
Banana supply has been very tight for about the past month, but it is expected to get worse. I usually pay between $20 and $30 for a box of bananas, but prices are expected to reach up to $70, possibly by next week.
Let’s hope that prices and supply don’t follow the pattern of what happened after Cyclone Larry in 2006, and Cyclone Yasi in 2011.
On a brighter note, Australian citrus in now in full swing. Navel oranges, imperial mandarins, ruby grapefruit, lemons and limes, are all in season now.
Have a good week,