Mangoes and Murcott mandarins are my picks this week. The great run on surprisingly early Darwin mangoes continues. We have mangoes to fit every budget and every need. Our premium mangoes are the best, no exceptions the best. Our trays and imperfects do have blemishes on the skin but guess what, no one I know eats the skin. They both represent incredible value. Murcotts I have written about in my Pick of the Week post. Two other interesting changes this week are firstly Queensland rockmelons, really good eating varieties and well-priced somewhat smaller than the fruit we have been selling. The extra-large rockmelons are still from the Northern Territory. The other huge price change is in our imported United States grapes. There are no Australian grapes now and for the 6 or 8 weeks, we rely on the States. After that, we reciprocate and send ours back to them. Regardless the price this week is around half what it was last week. Blueberries continue to flood the market. For the small amount extra, you pay I recommend our premium blueberry. The variety is bigger and sweeter than the marginally cheaper supermarket varieties. Blood oranges are still fantastic as are apples and pears, in the pear offerings the Corellas are really good this week.
It’s still a typical spring in the Sydney markets. Oversupply of good quality vegetables and somewhat subdued trading waiting for warmer weather to settle in. So heaps of bargains across the board, leeks, spinach, English spinach, all cucumbers, Australian asparagus, tomatoes (except truss), broccoli, Broccolini, snow peas, chokoes, Dutch carrots, sweet corn and many others. It’s hard to go wrong with so many fresh, cheap new season spring vegetables.