Originally Posted by sddarkman619
Who in San Diego is selling these?
Just look at the sellers 'ship from address' if it says they ship from San Diego they're probably from the San Diego area.
The reality is there are a ton of hobbyists all over the States that are now importing variegated TC bananas from Asia. Shipping is fairly expensive so they're buying more than they normally would, and selling the excess. Most of my wholesale clients don't even want to buy variegated Florida because the prices are dropping. Orders for A'ea'e have been steadily increasing but as you pointed out many of these sellers will simply change the name of their Florida to A'ea'e. Also orders for the variegated 'Cold Hardy' ABB types have jumped up the most and that's a plant that even the least skilled among us can grow and keep in beautiful condition.