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Old 09-26-2007, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Very Rare Variegated Banana Musa "Kluai Nam Wa"

I will not bid on it because I want Harvey to win it.

I just hope that it will not be frosty by the time it gets here from Thailand. So it could die near the end of the trip if not well insulated. I hope it doesn't go through one of the frozen hubs like most other bananas from Florida, often they stop over at Denver, and they're fried when it gets here when shipped after the first frosty nights here.

But if it is via the sea, which is about 14 days average travel, and the sea is a balmy 50 to 70 deg F, and generally the Bay Area Shipyards are still above freezing, about mid to upper 40's, and they go straight into Isleton, the exposure should be minimum. But if they ship it first to sorting and inspection facility out of the Bay Area, it could freeze at one point or another.
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