Queensland strawberries are on the increase again. The eating quality remains excellent and prices are gradually easing back down. We’re starting to see blueberry volumes increase so expect prices to ease over the coming weeks. Our USA cherries are from Washington State which is the premier growing region in the US. Now at the peak of their season, the fruit is hard and crunchy and really sweet. There’s plenty of good citrus on offer at the moment. Imperial mandarins are still fantastic and there’s plenty of fruit available. Lemons and Navel oranges are also well supplied and good value.
Keep an eye out this week for our Sundowner apples coming from Batlow at the foot of the snowy mountains. This fruit has been picked straight off the trees into bins and sent untouched to our stores. From trees to Harris Farm in two days. The flavour is great and the price excellent - make sure Sundowners are on this week’s shopping list. Due to the cold weather conditions in Far North Queensland, bananas have lost some of their bloom. Don’t let this deter you in any way because I think the fruit is eating betting than ever.
There’s plenty of opportunity in the vegetable category this week with the markets well supplied in cauliflower, broccoli, gourmet tomatoes, beans, red capsicums, green capsicums, snow peas, shallots and English spinach.