The bananas in the grocery store are labeled as "American Bananas" -- except the sticker actually says they're grown in Ecuador. (Kind of makes me wonder about the South African oranges they sell.)
American bananas ONLY cost .79 - .89 cents/pound. Bananas grown on Guam cost $2.50/pound! Of course, if I had a machete I'd walk out the back door, venture into the jungle a few feet, and harvest some of my own -- for free. Somebody please explain the economics of banana pricing.
The only green bananas are local fruit. Any American bananas purchased in the store will turn soft in a day or two after purchase. So we buy only a few at a time.