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Winter

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 28th Aug-3rd Sept

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Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Water Spinach Asian Vegetables: Not Available  Asian Celery * Gai Choy * Kachay * Sugar Cane * Tamarind Exotic Fruits: Short Supply Banana Buds/Bell Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum * Buddha Hands * Dragonfruit * Guava * Longans * Loquats * Lychee * Pomelos- red * Rambutan *  Tamarillo (gold)

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 28th Aug – 3rd Sept

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MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit The Buy list: Delicious Apples, Hass Avocadoes, Blueberries, Cumquats, Kiwifruit, Mandarins, Blood Oranges, Passionfruit, Packham Pears, Pineapples, Rhubarb, Rockmelons & QLD Strawberries.  The Watch List: Grapes (Quality), Figs (PRICE), Honeydew (Price), Lime (Price), Red Papaya (Price), Seedless Watermelons (Price & Quality). Market Insights: NT Mangoes season has commenced and it is good quality for early season fruit….

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 21st Aug – 27th Aug

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MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit The Buy list: Apples, Blueberries, Cumquats, Kiwifruit, Mandarins, Nashi Pears, Oranges, Passionfruit, Red Papaya, Pineapples, Rhubarb, and QLD Strawberries. The Watch List: Honeydews, Seedless Melons, Limes, Raspberries. Honeydews are short in supply. Lime quality is sound, supply is shortening and price is on the up. Raspberries, supply available just expensive. The quality of Seedless Watermelons is about 7/10….

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 14th Aug-20th Aug

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Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Gai Choy * Jicama * Water Spinach Asian Vegetables: Not Available  Asian Celery * Kachay * Sugar Cane * Tamarind Exotic Fruits: Short Supply Banana Buds/Bell * Guava- cooking Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum * Buddha Hands * Dragonfruit * Longans * Loquats * Lychee * Pomelos- red * Rambutan *  Tamarillo (gold)

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 14th Aug – 20th Aug

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MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit The Buy list: Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Ruby Grapefruit, Kiwifruit, Mandarins, Oranges, All Pears, Blood Oranges, Papaw, Passionfruit, Pineapples & Strawberries. The Watch List: Honeydews, Seedless Watermelons, Papaya & Figs.  Market Insights: USA Cherries coming to an end this week, as are Australian Grapes- quality is ok on both without being remarkable. Seedless New Season USA Red, Black…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics 7th Aug-13th Aug

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Asian Vegetables: Short Supply Gai Choy * Water Spinach Asian Vegetables: Not Available  Asian Celery * Kachay * Sugar Cane * Tamarind Exotic Fruits: Short Supply Banana Buds/Bell * Buddha hands * Guava- cooking Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian Plum * Dragonfruit * Longans * Loquats * Lychee * Pomelos- red * Rambutan *  Tamarillo (gold)

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BUYER’S GUIDE: 7th Aug – 13th Aug

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  FRUIT: Market Summary The Buy list: All Apples, Blueberries, Kiwifruit, Oranges, Passionfruit, Pawpaw & Papaya, Rhubarb, Ruby Grapefruit and QLD Strawberries. The Watch List: Honeydew supply is very short this week- quality is nothing special with quality product going for big money. Rockmelons are back in price with the NT season switching on and quality improving. Both Seedless and Long…

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