BUYER’S GUIDE: 13th March – 19th March

Wet weather is still causing major issues with quality and supply. Again it is mainly with the vegetables and the ground grown crops.

 Fruit:

Berries and Melons are the most affected- supply and quality. Apples and Pears- no problems, Citrus- just holding up, Grapes- yes and no depending on the growing area. Exotics- some signs of weather, but still ok. 

 Stonefruit on their last legs, Apricots all O V E R. Late season mangoes now in full swing and should be completed by months end.

 Vegetables:

Same as last week. Asian veg’s, Herbs & Mixed Salad faring badly, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Beans & Green Peas also feeling the pinch.  

Tomatoes have come back in price due to low demand and poor quality.

All issues are due to the wet weather and with current forecasts we could see the market staying on this course well into next month.

BEST BUYS:

Fruit:

Cavendish Bananas (QLD)

Fig Tray (NSW)

Oranges- juicing No2 (NSW)

Packham Pears (VIC)

Passionfruit (QLD)

Vegetables:

Asparagus- medium (Imported)

Carrots- med/lge (QLD)

Iceberg Lettuce (VIC)

Sweet Potato – large (QLD)

Truss tomatoes (NSW)

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:

Fruit:

Banana Leaves (QLD)

Blood Orange (Imp- USA)

Dragonfruit (QLD)

Fuji Apples (VIC)

Kiwifruit – gold (QLD)

Longan (QLD)

New Season Quince (QLD)

Vegetables:

New Season Chestnuts (VIC)

Heirloom Tomatoes (NSW)

Wild Pine Mushrooms (NSW)

 

NOT THIS WEEK:

Short Supply:

Borlotti Beans

Edible Flowers

Not Available:

Apricot – End of Season

Green Mangoes

Purple Asparagus

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