Queensland is known for its bananas.
In fact people from other states of Australia call Queenslanders "Banana Benders ".
However ever since cyclone Yasi paid us a devastating visit earlier in the year wiping out most of the banana farms in North Queensland, there have been very few Queensland bananas available to buy in the shops.
For once our government has protected the banana industry by not allowing the import of foreign bananas so as a result the price of the humble banana has soared.
$12 a kilo is more than most families can afford for what was often the standby for children of all ages ( and some adults! ).
But things are about to change.
The first bananas from the recovering farms of North Queensland are about to hit the shops.