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October 2012

GOING BANANAS

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FRESH FACT:  Bananas (much like money) do NOT grow on trees. Related to the lily and orchid, the banana plant is actually a giant herb that produces edible fruit, known to reach 9m in height, it is the world’s largest perennial plant without a woody stem.   The banana is one of the most well known and easily recognisable fruits…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 30th Oct- 5th Nov

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ASIAN VEGETABLES: Not Available: Luffas * Sin Que * Tamarind Short Supply: Kachay * Water Spinach   EXOTIC FRUITS: Short Supply: Figs Not Available: Asian Plum * Buddha Hands * Cumquats * Custard Apple * Fuji Fruit * Guava (cooking) * Juju Fruit * Kaffir Limes * Persimmon * Rambutan *  Tamarillo (gold) * Tangellos * Winter Melon

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 30th Oct – 5th Nov

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MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit The Buy list: Granny Smith & Delicious Apples, Blueberries, Ruby Grapefruit, USA Grapes, NZ Kiwifruit, Honey Murcott Mandarins, Mangos, Navel Oranges, Paw paw, Red Papaya, Pineapples, Rockmelons, Strawberries, Seedless & Champagne Watermelons The Watch List: Figs (Price) Limes (Price) Passionfruit (Price) Market Insights: It is a good week for fruit. New season Stone fruit has commenced and with rather solid…

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Exotic Mushrooms

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FRESH FACT: The oyster mushroom is used widely in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Indian cooking and is often considered to be an ‘Asian mushroom’, in actual fact however the fungus was first cultivated in Germany (circa 1917) as a subsistence measure after WW1. Since this time, oyster mushrooms have gone on to become one of the world’s most important mushroom…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 23rd- 29th October

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Asian Vegetables: Not Available Luffas * Sin Que * Sugar Cane * Tamarind Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Gai Choy * Kachay * Water Spinach Exotic Fruits: Short Supply Banana Buds/Bell * Figs * Juju Fruit * Mangosteen * Pomelos Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum * Buddha Hands * Cumquats * Custard Apple * Dragonfruit * Fuji Fruit * Guava (cooking) * Kaffir Limes * Loquats *…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 23rd – 29th October

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MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit The Buy list: Granny Smith & Delicious Apples, NZ Hass Avocados, Bananas, Blueberries, Ruby Grapefruit, USA Grapes, Honeydew Melons, NZ Kiwifruit, Honey Murcott Mandarins, NT Mangoes, Nashi Pears, Navel Oranges, Paw Paw, Rockmelons, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Seedless, Long & Champagne Melons. The Watch List: Limes (Price), “PASSIONFRUIT (PRICE)” Market Insights: WA Hass Avocados starting to roll in, expecting…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 16th – 22nd October

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Asian Vegetables: Not Available Lotus Root * Sugar Cane * Tamarind Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Gai Choy * Kachay * Luffas * Water Spinach Exotic Fruits: Short Supply Banana Buds/Bell * Cumquats * Dragonfruit * Figs * Loquats Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum * Buddha Hands * Fuji Fruit * Guava (cooking) * Kaffir Limes * Lychee * Mangosteen * Persimmon * Pomelos * Rambutan * …

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 16th – 22nd October

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MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit The Buy list: Granny Smith and Delicious Apples, NZ Hass Avocados, Bananas, Blueberries, Ruby Grapefruit, IMP Grapes, NZ Kiwifruit, SA Mandarins, Mangoes, All Pears, Navel Oranges, Paw Paw, Rockmelons, Rhubarb, WA Strawberries, Long, Seedless & Champagne Melons.   The Watch List: Limes (Price), “PASSIONFRUIT (PRICE)”, Starfruit (NA).   Market Insights: Clear across the board with Fruit. Quality…

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FRESH FLAVOURS FROM THE MARKETS

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Q: Stephanie Alexander says she can’t a few days without cooking one, but what is a mad apple? October is the time of year when we start to get quietly excited about the ‘different’ produce lines showing up at that markets. Beyond the New Season Australian white asparagus (just in and exceptional quality), Halloween Pumpkins (ready for carving) and the new…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 9th – 15th Oct

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Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Gai Choy * Kachay * Luffas * Tamarind * Water Spinach Exotic Fruits: Short Supply Banana Buds/Bell * Kaffir Limes * Pomelos Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum * Buddha Hands * Dragonfruit * Fuji Fruit * Guava * Lychee * Persimmon * Rambutan *  Starfuit (Carambola) * Tamarillo (gold)

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