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Australia's banana supplies have reached minimum level

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Australia's banana supplies have reached minimum level

The Australian Banana Growers' Council (ABGC) expects banana supplies from Far North Queensland to return to normal by September, following a battering by Cyclone Yasi earlier this year.

Spokesperson Jamie O'Brien told www.freshfruitportal.com the region's production will then likely return to 450 thousand cartons by November.

"At the moment supply has reached its minimum level and will start to increase from early August as weather starts to get warmer - particularly in the Far North Queensland region including Innisfail and Tully, where 85% of production normally occurs," he said.

"The farms that have had bananas following Cyclone Yasi, like Mareeba in Far North Queensland will also increase as the weather gets warmer."

The AGBC is also on the cusp of an ambitious marketing campaign that will incorporate U.S. television series Glee.

Related story: Australian bananas emerge after Yasi wipeout

Photo: ABGC

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