For the last three weeks the commissary bananas have been green. Not “yum, yellow with a bit of green” or “Yellow, but should be ripe by Tuesday.” They were green, green, green. ALL GREEN. You know-the ones that will never ripen.
My mother has been having a yen for bananas. Oh well. But she was very grouchy when I told her that yet again there were no bananas. (like this would be something I wouldn’t buy for whatever reason.) Caregiving is fun! Woo hoo. The secret banana (and also avocado-really Mama out of season avocados here are rock hard and if we let them ripen in the house they become inedible)
So, we stopped by Trader Joe’s, they had bananas that were yellow-but they also looked like some horrid blight was upon them. We picked up a few but…what is going on with the bananas? Is this an Illinois thing? A result of the tropical storms/hurricanes/typhoons? That blight on banana plants much publicized a few years back?