Here is the PDF file for the annual Hawaii Banana Report.
Please visit the website for more information: http://www.nass.usda.gov/hi/
Mark E. Hudson, Director
USDA NASS Hawaii Field Office
1421 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814-2512
Office: (808) 973-9588 / (800) 804-9514
Fax: (808) 973-2909
“HAWAII BANANAS” reports are available on our website and also PRINTED annually. Subscriptions for PRINTED copies are free to those persons who report agricultural data to NASS (upon request) and available for $2 per year to all others.
2006 BANANA UTILIZATION DOWN 4 PERCENT
Hawaii?s 2006 banana utilization for fresh market totaled 20.0 million pounds, 4 percent less than 2005, according to USDA, NASS, Hawaii Field Office. Weather for 2006 was mixed for banana production. Six weeks of heavy rainfall from late February thru March resulted in slow fruit maturation in many orchards. Field operations were curtailed during the wet weather. Orchard maintenance and banana bunchy top virus monitoring was an ongoing procedure for growers.
Statewide total banana acreage was estimated at 1,200 acres, 5 percent higher than 2005. Harvested acreage increased 2 percent to 1,000 acres.
Hawaii?s banana producers received an average 49.0 cents per pound for fresh banana in 2006, 12 percent (5.1 cents) more than 2005. Higher average prices helped push the total value of sales to $9.8 million, 7 percent higher than the $9.2 million received in the previous year.