As always at this time of the year, our focus is on wonderful summer fruit. As discussed here, berries are an unbelievable bargain this week. However, lots of other fruit is available also - mangoes in particular. Honey Golds are just fantastic and at their best right now. Our imperfect offer on these this week is really too good to be classed as imperfect, but that’s the season these guys are having up North. In peaches and nectarines this week, my pick is yellow peaches, great value, delicious fruit. Two lines that are about to explode are seedless watermelon, coming from all over the country, and my personal favourite Tassie cherries. The cherries from mainland Australia have been and are still superb, but our growers in Tasmania tell us that what's coming, starting around this weekend, is some of the best fruit they have ever grown. Can't wait for that.
Rockmelons from down south are now underway, I love those old-fashioned flavoursome varieties that are still grown down there. Grapes are OK but will get better. There is a lot of cheap grapes from up North that have been in storage for a bit too long, be wary of anything cheap. The far better fruit from down South is about to get underway. There's a bit that has started already, but expect to pay around $8 to $10 per kg for this better fruit. All the best grapes come from down there and it also looks like a cracking season about to commence. Lychees have never been better. The dearer small-seeded varieties are having the best season I can remember.
Not a lot happening on the vegetable front this week. Broccolini and imperfect eggplant are all well priced. We have Kestrel potatoes on special this week. They are such a good potato. For salads, Telegraph cucumbers are better value than Lebanese, lettuce is good and reasonably priced, and in the tomato category, we have yellow snacking and sweet delight tomatoes both well priced sweet to eat and a compliment to any salad. Don’t go past corn on the cob this week. All our loose corn this week is grown locally, within 50 km of Sydney. It's fresh, sweet and is fantastic on the BBQ with a squeeze of lemon or lime on it.