Asda expects to have packs on shelf from 26 June while Sainsbury's anticipates that Windwards
bananas will be on shelf by "late June".
There is more 20-over action in the West Indies, where the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament begins with the low-key clash between Combined Campuses and Colleges and the Windward
backed competitors in Latin America, the Windwards
have suffered from low yields per acre and high production costs.
Yorkshire pace bowler Ryan Sidebottom, with four wickets for 33, put England A in charge on the opening day of their four-day sixth-round Busta Cup match against the Windward
Islands at Castries, St Lucia, yesterday.
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DANNY BRIGGS dismissed both Windward
Islands' openers before stumps to leave England Lions in a commanding position heading into the final day of their four-day tour match in Roseau, Dominica.
Sainsbury's recognises that the current situation is extremely tough for the smallholder growers in the Windwards
Hurricane Dean has dealt a heavy blow to the Windwards
banana industry," said analyst Christopher Stange.
The pre-packed fruit is sourced from Dominica in the Windwards
He also believed this would bring opportunities to strengthen the Windwards
brand by stressing that bananas were grown by dedicated farmers on small plots rather than in large plantations.
Says Chris Comerford, md of Geest Bananas: "The certified grower programme established in the Windwards
, and currently being followed by up to 40% of the banana farmers on the islands, is the key to the long-term future of the Windward
DANNY BRIGGS finished with six for 45 as England Lions completed a 258-run triumph over Windward
Islands in Roseau, Dominica.