Opportunities are plenty in fruit this week with the highlights including bananas, rockmelon, seedless watermelon, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, passionfruit, kiwi fruit and blood oranges.
The blood orange is a variety of orange with dark red coloured, blood-like looking flesh. They have a very distinctive flavour profile compared to other oranges, being raspberry-like in flavour as well as having the usual citrus traits. Blood oranges are currently being sourced from Mildura, however the majority of the fruit comes from Griffith in the Riverina. Blood oranges have a relatively short season, so enjoy it while it lasts.
This week sees a very well supplied market across a broad range of vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, broccolini, fennel, baby cucumbers, peas, all beans, corn, red capsicum, eggplants, cabbages, zucchini, parsnips, kumera, Dutch carrots, Chinese cabbage, kale, silverbeet, tomatoes and snacking tomatoes.
The highlights here would have to be corn, broccoli and asparagus. The sweet corn is coming from Bowen in Far North Queensland. The variety at the moment is gold sweet and is an absolute treat to eat. The value and quality of broccoli from both Victoria and Queensland is outstanding. As mentioned last week all asparagus in stores is Australian and the quality is just fantastic.