Go Bananas

By June 14, 2012March 30th, 2015food, tropical fruits, you might learn something


This probably sounds trivial, but I have recently been on a lucky streak with bananas. I’m pretty particular about my bananas, and it’s been several months since I’ve bitten into one I didn’t like. Prior to this streak, my banana selection and enjoyment has been pretty hit or miss for the last several years.

As it turns out, perhaps it’s not a lucky streak at all. It may just be because I’ve been purchasing a majority of my bananas at Target. It seems they’ve got some sort of banana ripening process perfected over there.

banana process

I’m glad I get all these interesting press release e-mails that have nothing to do with anything I normally blog about, or I would never have known there was such a thing.

Personally, I prefer my bananas around stage 5, but I find they quickly progress from 4 to 7 at my house, which means I’ve got a very limited window in which to consume the whole bunch.

How about you? Do you  have any banana stage preferences? Perhaps we could form some kind of banana-trading support group — you give me your stage 5s in return for my stage 7s? =)

Images published with the permission of A Bullseye View, Target’s behind-the-scenes magazine.

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Join the discussion 10 Comments

  • Nicole says:

    oh my goodness, you totally ROCKED the supply chain process of banana pickin’!!!! Let’s face it: transportation consulting doesn’t leave our soul, no matter how long we’re out of the industry. Just the other day, as I was sitting on the porch, a LOOOONG coal train went by. One of BNSF’s mainlines goes right by our house. I’m always thinking, “Wonder what’s inside those cars? I hope the train signal system is functioning properly.” I have a newfound appreciation for bananas now, thankyouverymuch.


  • m. denoia says:

    so now you have to check out Stephen Colbert’s banana bunker bit. it could be a sequel to this topic. 🙂

  • Sarah says:

    I have a co-worker who only eats bananas at stage 4 or 5. If they fit 6 she brings them to me now because I love them when they are at stage 7 🙂

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