Not a lot of news on the fruit side of things this week. Mandarins, apples and grapes (with the exception of whites) all continue to eat very well and to be moderately priced. Kiwi fruit, both green and gold are well priced and are eating fantastically. I cut a gold in half to share with Cathy and mix with our berries or papaya every morning, this is easily the best season to date for this magnificent fruit. The thin skinned Navels known as Lengs as opposed to the thicker skinned Washington Navels are now coming into our shops. As with the Gold kiwi, these Navels are a little dearer than the everyday fruit, but both in my view are easily worth the extra money. Best bargains in fruit this week is in melons, both rockmelons and honeydews. Both are eating well, both are at a great price, particularly for the medium sized fruit.
Of much more interest this week is vegetables. Some real bargains here as we move into winter proper. Bunch beetroot
are great value as is Kale
. At Harris Farm many of our stores are specialling Spring onions
, in some cases at less than half last week’s price. Corn
on the cub is falling rapidly as the North Queensland crops get underway. Brussel Sprouts
and especially Fennel
are all great buys. Lebanese cucumbers
are way down in price and for Kumera
you can’t go past the smaller size for a real bargain. There are lots to choose from, which is quite amazing to me given the wild weather we have been subjected to and which looks as though it may revisit us this weekend.