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MANGO MAGIC

By | Fruit, Produce, Spring, Summer, Sydney Markets | No Comments

Q: What does Paisley pattern have to do with Mangoes? It’s easy to tell when mangoes are in full swing at the Sydney Markets, not only are the luscious yellow fruits clearly in abundance but their sweet, tropical aroma literally takes over the Flemington site, distracting buyers and visitors with early morning visions of cocktails and beach holidays. While we’re…

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CHERRIES ON TOP

By | Fruit, Local, Produce, Summer | No Comments

Q: What does it mean to ‘cherry pick’ something?  This weekend, Young, NSW, the birthplace of the Australian Cherry Industry, is hosting the 62nd National Cherry Festival. First commercially planted in 1878, Young accounts for 60% of the total cherry production in NSW. While NSW and VIC have traditionally been the cherry capitals of Australia, Tassie is hot on their…

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THE PITS

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Q: Where does our Stonefruit come from? The Australian stone fruit season is underway with early season peaches, nectarines and cherries now available. Drupes (stone fruits) are fleshy fruits whose seed is encased in a stone at its centre- peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums, apricots (and almonds) all belong to this family. Stone fruit can be broken down into; clingstone, freestone…

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BATTLE OF THE SEXES

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 Q: What makes a good Zucchini Flower?  Zucchini Flowers are a delicacy all over the world. In fact in Mexican cooking, the flower is often preferred over the fruit. Many people aren’t aware however, that not only is the zucchini technically a fruit, but the much loved zucchini flower has a sex, with both male and female flowers available in…

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