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Autumn

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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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 15th – 21st May

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Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Asian Celery * Gai Choy * Shiso Leaf * Water Spinach Asian Vegetables: Not Available Kachay * Tamarind Exotic Fruits: Short Supply Buddha Hands * Cumquats * Figs * Loquats * Tamarillo (gold)* Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum * Green Mangoes * Longan * Lychee * Red Pomelos * Rambutan  

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 15th – 21st May

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  Tomato Agent’s dream as prices go through the roof!! Supply is short but the abnormally high figure is driven by the Market Agents not the farmer. Ever since we grew accustomed to crazy prices for fresh produce after the first QLD cyclone, the market agents are quick to jump- especially Tomato Agents!! In short, tomatoes are available this week but…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 8th May – 14th May

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  The cooler weather and the changeover of growing areas is affecting some products (these will hold throughout winter or come back into play once the QLD season switches on in 3 to 4 weeks time). Main products affected: Figs: Price on the move and supply slowing as the season comes to an end. SGS will have supply right throughout…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 1st May – 7th May

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It is a good market this week due to supply still outweighing demand for most of the main lines. PROBLEMS: Rockmelons * Honeydews * Strawberries * Watermelons * Roma Tomatoes SOLUTIONS: Bananas * Grapes * Kiwifruit * Mandarins * Pineapples * Tomatoes (small) We are starting to see an increase in Winter lines at the markets and if the weather…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 24th Apr – 30th Apr

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Some movement on Asian and Exotic produce lines, with early Mexican Mangoes arriving at the markets as well as short supply on some exotic fruits: Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Asian Celery * Gai Choy * Water Spinach Asian Vegetables: Not Available Kachay * Tamarind Exotic Fruits: Short Supply Longan * Mango * Mangosteen * Tamarillo (gold)* Tamarillo (red) Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum *…

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