BUYER’S GUIDE: 27th March – 2nd April

The market is on hold mode this week except for a couple of items.

Fruit:

New Season Apples & Pears are still the best buys- good eating and well priced. Following are Bananas, Grapes, Rockmelons, Kiwifruit, Fuju Persimmons, Pineapples, Plums, Quinces,  Seedless Watermelons & Strawberries. One to watch is Honeydew- quality not at its best and up in price.

Vegetables:

Quality has improved somewhat but still some signs of the effect from the wet. The pick for this week: Asparagus, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, carrots, Cauliflowers, Chinese Cabbage, Corn, Eggplant, Fennel, Iceberg Lettuce, Mushrooms, Spuds, Sweet Potatoes & Pumpkins.

One’s to watch out for (price and quality) are Snow Peas, Red Capsicums, Cos lettuce & Gold Squash.     

BEST BUYS:

Fruit:

Bethonga Pineapples (QLD)

New Season Beurre Bosc Pears (NSW)

Fig Tray (NSW)

Rockmelon (NSW)

Strawberries – medium (VIC)

Vegetables:

Asparagus – medium (Imported)

Broccoli (VIC)

Peak Season Habanero Chilli (NSW)

Mushroom – No2 (NSW)

Sweet Potato – large (QLD)

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

New Season Chestnuts (VIC)

Fruit:

Coconut -drinking (Imported)

Golden Delicious Apples (VIC)

New Season Quince (QLD)

Toffee Apple – red (NSW)

Vegetables:

Horseradish (SA)

Jicama – aka water yam (QLD)

Slippery Jacks (NSW)

Snake Beans (NSW)

Winter Melon (QLD) 

 

NOT THIS WEEK:

Expensive:

Yellow Squash

End of Season:

Lychee

Not Available:

Green Mango

Purple Asparagus

Tuscan Cabbage

 

 

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