A couple of interesting new good value products this week in fruit. Firstly, fabulous Kensington Pride mangoes from Mildura (read my Pick of the Week here for more info) and secondly, the Australian mangosteen season moves into full swing. I love mangosteens and the Australian fruit is just so much better than the imported product, and this week they are very affordable at our stores. All grapes are at their peak now, the white Thompson seedless are cheap and popular, but those beautiful black muscatels (seeds and all) are still my favourite. Peaches are still good but white nectarines are absolutely sensational this week. All melons, figs, Williams pears and Gala apples are still cheap and eating well. Imperfect lemons are half price, a bit small, but full of juice. Limes are the same price or less than the imperfect lemons and are great value.
Some signs of Autumn are starting to appear. Slightly milder weather means that some of the delicate leafy lines like English spinach and coriander are available again, good quality, not cheap, but available. The biggest drop in veg this week has got to be Lebanese cucumbers. Imported asparagus is very reasonable as are mushrooms and onions. Kumera is easing as is zucchini and in both cases the imperfect is the first to fall in price.