produce Archives - Simon George & Sons


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

Q: Why are some pineapples sold topless? As far as fresh produce goes, I have always considered pineapples to be relatively straightforward (despite the ongoing debate as to whether they belong on a pizza- or burger for that matter). The pineapple industry in Australia is very QLD centric with top quality fruit being produced from Brisbane to Cooktown, though small…

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By | Fruit, Produce, Produce Varieties, Sydney Markets, Winter | No Comments

Q: What gives a pear its unique melting texture? While the cold weather is having an adverse reaction on many fruit and veg lines, apples and pears are a reliable addition to the menu with quality consistent and stock readily available. With harvesting taking place between Jan-May each year, apple and pear varieties have been relatively unaffected by recent weather…

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By | Produce Varieties, Sydney Markets, Vegetable, Winter | No Comments

Q: What do eggs and potatoes have in common? At Simon George & Sons we like to work closely with our clients, listen to their needs and then shape our service accordingly. So this week, I thought I would take the opportunity to answer our most frequently asked questions about produce. It is interesting that some of the more ‘commonplace’…

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Asian/Exotics – 7th Feb-13th Feb

By | Asian Produce, availability, Fruit, Local, Produce, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets, Updates, Vegetable | No Comments

Vegie lines like Bitter Melon, Luffa, Hairy Melon, Winter Melon and Sin Que all good buying. Leaf lines showing some signs of weather damage but  still in good supply. Chillies, plenty around so now’s the time to turn up the HEAT!   Asian Vegetables: Not Available Kachay – Lotus Root – Tamarind – Water Spinach Exotic Fruits: Not Available Asian…

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By | Autumn, availability, Fruit, herbs, Local, Produce, Service, Spring, Summer, supply, Sydney Markets, Updates, Vegetable, Winter | No Comments

Q: Are seasonal guides redundant now that many produce lines are available year round? Despite all evidence to the contrary, February is the last month of Summer and soon the hot, sunny days (we were supposed to have) will begin to give way to cooler Autumn months. Inevitably, the changing of the seasons brings new fashion and food trends, which…

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