80 cents per plantain?!?!? I'd be a wealthy man if I could get that much. Let's see $24/stalk...400 plants per acre...2 harvests per year = $19200/acre/year. I could quit my job and lease more land as I counted stacks of money.
Originally Posted by PR-Giants
I was at Ralphs today and noticed the price per platano was only 80 cents.
Maybe the Front Page article did help make some changes.
The fruit was well below Grade A with an average weight of 6 oz.
Which brings the price per lb to about $2.13 and the actual fruit cost to the economical price of only $3.20 per lb.
In my opinion platanos should be sold by weight and not per unit.
Bananas are sold by weight and the average consumer can easily compare prices between stores.
A dollar for a 14 oz fruit ( $1.14 lb ) is much better than a 6 oz for $.80 ( $2.13 lb )
It was not that long ago when many recipients felt that using the paper food stamps was too degrading.