Market Update for Sunday 18 October 2020

By Brett,

In Vegetable and Salad lines:

  • Australian Asparagus has started.
  • Brussels Sprouts have finished.
  • Most other vegetable and salad lines are good and prices are reasonable.

The best value vegetable and salad items are:

  • Chats (small white) and Brushed (Dirty) Potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Green Capsicum
  • Lebanese Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • Button Mushrooms
  • Regular Tomatoes
  • Asian Vegetables
  • Silverbeet Spinach
  • Salad Mix, Baby Spinach and Rocket

In Fruit,

  • Red Papaya and Pineapples (topless) are nice.
  • Rockmelons and Honeydew melons are nice too.
  • Seedless Watermelon is available again.
  • Navel Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Ruby Grapefruit and Afourer Mandarins are very good. Blood Oranges, Imperial Mandarins and Tangelos have finished.
  • Jazz, Pink Lady, Gala, Red Delicious and Granny Smith apples are available and good. Store apples covered in the fridge to keep them crisp.
  • Bananas are good and reasonably priced.
  • Packham Pears are still very good. Beurre Bosc and Nashi Pears have finished.
  • USA Red Seedless Grapes are nice but we have stopped Green Grapes.
  • New Zealand Kiwifruit and Kiwi Gold are in season and very good.
  • Mangoes have started with some nice early season Northern Territory fruit available.
  • Strawberries and Blueberries are nice.
  • Passionfruit are scarce and expensive.

Other Items,

  • Free-Range Eggs, Medjool Dates and Honey are available.