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RE: Bulletin: Banana famine


67 cents a pound here.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Libby Valentine <LVALENTINE@WORKINGCONCEPTS.COM>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 20 Feb 2003 07:51:54 -0500

>Ours are more than double that - 69/lb at the "cheap" grocery
>
>Libby
>Maryland zone 6
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Theresa- yahoo
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Sent: 2/19/2003 4:48 PM
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Bulletin:  Banana famine
>
>You've got to be kidding- our bananas are nearly double that price!
>
>Theresa
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Kitty
>Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 10:27 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bulletin: Banana famine
>
>
>Geez, with all that greenhouse space you'd think that Farmer Franzman
>would
>have grown them in there.
>They're only 28 cents a pound here David.  Wouldn't it be easier to just
>make friends with Chaquita?
>
>Kitty
>
>-------Original Message-------
>From: David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
>Sent: 02/19/03 03:31 PM
>To: "gardenchat@hort.net" <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Subject: [CHAT] Bulletin:  Banana famine
>
>>
>> A state of emergency has been called as a result of the complete
>destruction of this year's banana crop in Northern California due to
>frost.  What promised to be a banner year in the first year of fruit
>harvesting has turned to disaster.  Said farmer Franzman:  "The entire
>bunch was wiped out!  It's a complete loss.  Nothing left but a gushy,
>black mess!  I guess my family will have to tighten our belts and try
>again next year.  Thank God for government subsidies."  The distraught
>would-be farmer hinted that he might be through with banana production
>in the future when asked about the sagacity of growing a tropical fruit
>in N. California.  Said farmer Franzman "You know, you might be right
>about that.  I hadn't thought of it.  Maybe I should try lechee nuts
>instead."
>
>Story by AP
>
>[demime 0.99d.1 removed an attachment of type text/x-vcard which had a
>name of dfranzma.vcf]
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>
>If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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