Melons and grapes are the best options in fruit this week. With melons, my pick is rockmelons as this is their month, but all melons are good. Similarly, all grapes are good but the whites, which are the Menindee seedless variety, are super sweet. They are however in their last week, next week we will start on the Thompson seedless. New season apples and pears are underway, but the extreme heat last week has hurt them, next week’s fruit will eat and keep better. Similarly, berries and figs have suffered. There is excellent fruit out there, but it won’t keep all that well and next week will be a better week. Sadly, we are nearing the end of what must be one of the best Tassie cherry seasons I can remember. Lots of good plum options are now underway. Queen Garnets, though far cheaper than last week are still very dear, a far cheaper option is the Amber Jewel – it doesn’t look great, but they eat very well. Lychees are about as cheap as they get. Dragonfruit is plentiful and is easing in price and yellow peaches are still really cheap. So, lots of great fruit options this week.
Not a lot has changed since last week. We have some incredibly cheap and delicious snacking tomatoes, two of my favourite varieties, the sweet delights and the yellow snacking variety. Medley mix, old fashioned truss tomatoes and cherry tomatoes are also very reasonably priced. Our Snackables carrots from Harvest Moon in Tasmania have won rave reviews from our customers. They are healthy and delicious. Other good buys this week include imported asparagus, Kestrel potatoes in either 2 or 5 kg bags, onions (which are all now new season), fennel and corn. Kumera and imperfect kumera are also easing in price.