Lots of good news this week. Firstly, cherries. The situation is not as grim as it first appeared. It looks like next week there will be lots of good cherries available for Christmas. This week is still hit or miss, some good and some not as good. In the peach and nectarine category, today we think yellow nectarines are the pick of the lot. Limes continue to be very well priced and in fact, our stack limes are cheaper than lemons. This week I am swinging back to KPs as the best mango to eat. We have some very good flavoured small rockmelons in store, they are eating better than the large fruit. In berries, it is raspberries that are plentiful and good, and better blueberries from down south are now commencing, so prices should ease for next week. I am enjoying some good figs and papaya for breakfast, and this will be probably the best week of the year for apricots. Lychees are fantastic to eat this week and will be cheaper than they have been. It’s a fruit where you get what you pay for, the size of the seed varies so greatly that at times the dearest fruit can, in fact, be the best value due to the seed size. They are all good this week and we have 1 and 2 kg cases that are great value.
Best value at Harris Farm this week is our fantastic Kestrel potatoes. Less than half last week’s price, I would definitely put these in the fridge this week for your Christmas requirements next week. The other product I would stock up on would be sweet delight tomatoes. Again an incredible bargain this week, I often leave them in the kitchen for a week or even two and they just get riper and sweeter. The yellow snacking tomatoes and Medley mix are both also good and reasonable this week and would both still be excellent for Christmas. Sadly, rain and heat have curtailed the Australian asparagus season a little earlier than expected and most of the asparagus by this weekend will be imports. Peas and beans are both good value and cauliflowers continue to be well priced. Broccolini continues to be a better option than broccoli - better quality and better priced.