BUYER’S GUIDE: 9th – 15th Oct

MARKET SUMMARY: Fruit

The Buy list: Granny Smiths, Royal Gala, NZ Hass Avocados, Bananas, Blueberries, Ruby Grapefruit, USA Red Seedless Grapes, Honeydews, Kiwifruit, Mandarins, NT Mangos, Nashi Pears, Blood Oranges, Pawpaw, New Season Peaches, Pineapples, Rockmelons, Seedless & Long Watermelons.

The Watch List: Figs (Price), Passionfruit (Price), Strawberries (Quality)

Market Insights: It is a good week for fruit, New Season Peaches are now available, eating 7/10. NZ & WA Hass Avocados are our main supply now- good quality and solid supply. Also in good supply Blueberries, Import Red Seedless Grapes, NT Mangos, NZ Kiwi, All Melons, Murcott Mandarins, Nashi Pears, Pawpaw & Papaya and Pineapples. WA & SA Strawberries are in good supply as the QLD season draws to a close and good quality NSW Mulberries available.  

MARKET SUMMARY: Vegetables

The Buy list: Artichokes, Green & White Aussie Asparagus, Green Beans, Broad Beans, Fresg Green Peas, Beetroot, Carrots, Cauliflowers, Celery, Celeriac, Chicory, Eggplant, Edible Flowers, Baby, Large & Finger Fennel, NSW Herbs, Leeks, All Lettuce, Mushrooms, FRESH Soy Beans, Silverbeet, Sweet Potatoes, Red & Brown Onions and Zucchini.  

The Watch List: Brussels Sprouts (Price), Red & Green Capsicums (Price)   

Market Insights: Market has eased considerable on most vegetables lines. Tomatoes are drifting back slowly; quality is good with supply on the increase. Good supplies this week of FRESH QLD Soy Beans. It is a trial so there will be weeks when not available, expecting full supply this December. New season White Asparagus is available, the quality is excellent and the price less than the imported.  All wet lines are at their best in quality and price.

BEST BUYS:

Fruit: Blueberries (NSW) * Grapes- red seedless (USA) * Mandarin (QLD) * Paw Paw (QLD) * Rockmelon (QLD)

Vegetable: Cauliflower (NSW) * Eggplant (QLD) * Green Beans (QLD) * Leek- large (NSW) * Mushrooms- No 2 (NSW)

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Fruit: Champagne melon (NT) * Longan (IMP) * Peach (NSW) * Mulberries (NSW)   

Vegetable: Finger Fennel (NSW) * Halloween Pumpkin (NSW) * Heirloom Tomatoes (NSW) * Portabello Mushroom (NSW) * Soy Bean- fresh (New Season- QLD) * White Asparagus (New Season– VIC)

NOT THIS WEEK:

Not Available: Loquats * Purple Jester Potatoes

End of Season: Pomello

Short Supply: Starfruit (Carambola) * Strawberries – plate VIP

Expensive: Passionfruit

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