BUYER’S GUIDE: 20th March – 26th March

 

Fruit:

New Season Apples and Pears are in full swing, excellent quality, great eating and priced extremely well. Also holding well are Bananas, Dragonfruit, Figs, Grapes, Lemons & Limes, Passionfruit, Persimmons & Fuyu, Pineapples, Pomegranates, Quinces and Rockmelons.  

Ones to keep an eye on are, Berries, Watermelons, Honeydews, Papaw and Stonefruit as the season is coming to a end, some late season Plums varieties still good buying and eating well.  

 

Vegetables:

Clear sailing on  Asparagus, Carrots, Capsicums Green, Leeks, Mushrooms, Sweet Corn, All Spuds (Sweet Potatoes included) Zucchini, Onions and Pumpkins.

The rest of the lines holding quality, up slightly in price but still in the buying range. Iceberg & Cos lettuce, Cauliflowers and Tomatoes one to watch re quality and price and as are some Asian leaf lines suffering from the heavy rains.

The overall view of the markets is still positive as supply and demand is balanced- looking ahead Tomatoes and the leaf lines are the one to watch.

 

BEST BUYS:

Fruit:

New Season Apples- Red Delicious (VIC)

Beurre Bosc Pears (VIC)

Grapes – red seedless (VIC)

Rambutan (QLD)

Strawberries – medium (VIC)

Vegetables:

Brussel Sprouts (SA)

Fennel Bulb – large (VIC)

Spanish Onion – red (SA)

Sweet Potato – large (QLD)

Zucchini – green (ACT)

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

New Season Chestnuts (VIC)

Fruit:

Blood Oranges (Imp- USA)

Guava – cooking (QLD)

Pomello (QLD)

New Season Quince (QLD)

Vegetables:

Horseradish (SA)

Kohlrabi bunch (NSW)

Lotus Root (QLD)

Pontiac Potato (SA)

Wild Pine Mushrooms (NSW)

 

NOT THIS WEEK:

Poor Quality:

Blueberries

End of Season:

Lychees

Not Available:

Green Mangoes

Purple Asparagus

Tuscan Cabbage

 

 

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