- jen kalb Nov 22, 2006 02:53 AM
On a couple of occasions over the years I have been able to mailorder assortments of interesting specialty bananas from Florida or California (the Florida vendor seemingly disappeared after Hurricane Andrew - I dont know how I lost track of the California company). We found this very interesting
Does anybody know of a company currently selling bananas by mailorder?
I doubt you'll find any, and that for a very specific issue: ALL bananas, irrespective of their conventional or organic status, are cut very early and preserved at low temp (32F, if I'm not mistaken), then fast-ripened in ethylene chambers prior to release. Once ripened in ethylene, shelf life is VERY short, barely two or three days. Not enough time for a mail order operation.