On average, people in New Zealand each consume around two bananas a week, according to data collected by Statistics NZ.
Bananas could be in short supply until the end of the month.
Changes in international shipping have led to stocks of bananas running low at New Zealand supermarkets.
Northland banana grower Hugh Rose told Larry Williams we should be looking to grow more bananas in New Zealand.
"New Zealand grown bananas have a much more intense flavour compared to the imported ones."
LISTEN ABOVE AS HUGH ROSE SPEAKS TO LARRY WILLIAMS