We are glad to see good quality seedless watermelon arriving in the markets again after a few weeks of very ordinary product. Grapes are still good, but the bagged whites are near the end, the loose are still very good and for a cheaper option I think the crimson seedless are now a better grape. Best news of the week is that bananas have really eased in price. Strawberries are quite good again, but at this stage of the crop the only cheap fruit tends to be the smaller fruit.
Custard apples and Fuyu fruit, very much Autumn fruits, are now eating well and starting to become cheaper. The truly last burst of KP mangoes will be with us for the next ten days, this lot is from Western Australia. In plums this week, the Tegan blues and Angelinos would be my picks. Some stores are starting Hass avocados, I think the greenskin Shepards are still the most reliable and tasty fruit.
Things in our world of vegies are looking far more promising this week as supplies increase. Asparagus is Australian and good. Corn has really come good in both quality and price. Cauliflowers have halved in price and in potatoes we have a very good offer on 5 kg kestrels. Eggplant and imperfect eggplant are really good and inexpensive. Okra and kumera are well supplied, and we are seeing good supplies of Brussels sprouts arriving in the market. Snow peas are off the planet but snap peas although not cheap are a far better option.