The Banana Box Code

When United Fruit Co. first started using labels they generally carried the country of origin. By the 1970's it was increasingly common to see only the Chiquita name, and no reference to place. There were some exceptions, like Ecuador, which had government export regulations requiring the name.

Adding A Bananalabel

We like to have the catalog complete. Since this can not be guaranteed by a single collector, all collectors are invited to add new stickers. Adding a label is therefore quite simple:

The PLU (Price Look Up) Code

There are about 400 varieties of bananas grown today. The kind you’re most likely to see in your supermarket is the Cavendish. Price Look Up codes went into use in 1990 to identify the type of produce being sold in a grocery story.