Another great Christmas coming up for the festive season fruit. Lots of mangoes and cherries, well-priced and great quality. Heavy rain in Queensland will mean issues with mangoes after Christmas but we have plenty here for now. That same rain will affect seedless watermelon, however central NSW has started with excellent fruit. All the grapes are fantastic as are lychees. This week papaya is really good and really inexpensive. For both peaches and nectarines, I think the best eating in both are the yellow varieties. Berry wise, there are plenty of options, only strawberries are not great having been drenched in the last week. Raspberries, blueberries and one of my favourites, boysenberries, are all excellent. There are plenty of avocados this year and we strongly recommend you stick with the Aussie product, they are far more reliable and eat better than the imported product. Wonderful eating apricots are in store and don’t forget your 1 or 2 kg box of premium cherries for the Christmas feast.
It looks like great weather for Christmas. Salad ingredients are superb quality and very well priced for this. All the cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce are in abundant supply, and are great quality and well-priced. For the traditional roast, the bean and broccoli quality and supply are excellent. There are enough parsnips, Brussels sprouts, carrots etc. available and again the quality is good, but none of those lines are cheap at this time. So, there is sufficient supply of all products, everything is good quality but not many bargains. The one vegetable that is oversupplied is zucchini, we have lots of premium and imperfect product available here.