In citrus this week, Navel oranges and Imperial mandarins continue to eat well. As the week progresses, small to medium Imperial mandarins will be the offer as the large Imperials won’t be up to standard. But if it’s the larger mandarin you're looking for you can’t go past the Murcott, they are eating fantastic. Although not as many about as last week due to the cooler days up north, strawberries are still in reasonable supply and at an attractive price as are blueberries. As mentioned a week or so ago USA cherries have started to ramp up in volume and this week sees a welcomed price drop across our stores. New Zealand sweet Fuyu fruit has started to make its way to our shores. Airfreight is the means of transportation at the start of the season so with this comes the added cost, but as the week progresses and supply increases sea freight will be the preferred option which will mean a drop in price in store. All apple varieties are in good supply with imperfect Pink Ladys being great value. Pears are also in good supply with Beurre Bosc the pick. Both the green and gold kiwi are good value again this week.
The value will definitely be in the veg basket this week with some great offers across the store. Starting off with our pick of the week, Dutch cream potatoes from Tasmania, perfect for that great mash with that buttery flavour they’re so well renowned for. The pick of the tomatoes this week is Truss tomatoes. With an unusual flush for this time of year, both from South Australia and NSW, our customers enjoy a considerable drop in price. Queensland has certainly turned it on for us this week with good supply and quality in snow peas, spring onions, all the cabbages. Also, red capsicum and lettuce from up north are supplied well. Perfect for those winter soups and roasts, imperfect parsnips represent good value this week as do broccolini and spinach.