BUYER’S GUIDE: 24th Apr – 30th Apr

Thankfully the wet has not had the expected negative affect on quality and supply this week, so the markets are performing much as they have for the last fortnight. Main items to watch out for are Melons (quality and price on all lines) and Tomatoes (just the quality- not at their best).

Fruit:

Clean slate and plenty to chose from. Stonefruit is O V E R. Imported Mexican Mangoes are on market this week as are the last of the late variety Brooks Mangoes.  Blueberries are up in price, with supply shortening. As for the rest clear sailing!

Vegetables:

Just a few items to watch. Asparagus (price), Butter beans (quality and price), Yellow Capsicums & Gold Squash (price),  Sweet Corn (price- as we move from local to QLD supply) and Cauliflowers (quality not a problem, just hold in price again this week). As for the rest, it’s good to go. 

BEST BUYS:

Fruit:

Bethonga Pineapple (QLD) * Grapes – red seedless (VIC)* Mandarin (QLD) * Oranges – juicing No2 (NSW) * Strawberries – medium (VIC)

Vegetables: 

Baby Dutch Carrot (NSW) * Broccoli (VIC) * Celery (VIC) * Leek – large (VIC) * Kipfler Potatoes (QLD)

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Fruit:

Corella Pears (NSW) * Feijoa (NSW) * Mangosteen (QLD) * Papaya – green/cooking (QLD) * Quince (QLD)

Vegetables:

Baby Globe Artichokes (NSW) * Baby Gold Beetroot (NSW) * Roman Beans- aka Continental (NSW) * Savoy Cabbage (NSW) * Tuscan Cabbage (NSW)

 

NOT THIS WEEK:

Short Supply:

Bella Rossa Tomatoes * Longans 

Not Available:

Broad Beans * Nectarines * Rambutan 

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