Does the EU really limit the number of bananas in a bunch?


Boris Johnson says the European Union will only allow bananas to be sold in bunches of two or three.

Addressing a crowd in Stafford, Boris Johnson said: “It is absurd we are told that you cannot sell bananas in bunches of more than two or three bananas.”Bunch of bananas

A member of the tireless Reality Check team nipped off to a local shop to check this claim.

It was touch-and-go for a bit, as the self checkout said there was a problem with buying five bananas, but eventually the transaction was allowed.

We’ve been in touch with Vote Leave, who pointed us towards this directive from 2011. It goes into considerable detail about how unripe bananas should be presented by wholesalers, but nowhere does it say that you are not allowed to sell bunches with more than two or three bananas in them.