Grapes, apples and bananas continue to be the main lines in our fruit category. Figs and berries which have been very good are now showing signs of deterioration from the heavy rains. I said last week that I would nominate the best plum available each week, this week we have Angelinos from the Young district in NSW. With grapes I am recommending the Black America variety which are still being picked, packed and shipped fresh every day from Victoria. They do have seeds but are just so fresh and crisp that I think they are definitely worth a try. Chestnuts are now well under way as are Australian pomegranates. Over the next week or so quinces and imperial mandarins will be underway rounding off our Autumn offer.
This week little has changed. In cucumbers
, Telegraphs are a far better option than Lebanese which are about as dear as they ever get. An interesting option here this week are old fashioned apple cucumbers
. These used be a main line thirty years ago but now are only available for a very short time of the year which is now. Truss tomatoes
, Brussel sprouts
, all great Autumn lines are increasing in supply and will all be cheaper than a week ago. Corn
remain plentiful and for something altogether different try some Okra
beans this week. Cauliflowers
and Iceberg lettuce
are both coming off the last fortnights high prices. Leafy Chinese vegetables are still very poorly supplied as a result of the heavy March rains.