It’s the middle of winter and school holidays and no new fruits appearing any time soon... all this leads to a very quiet time in our industry. Best fruit news is that blueberries are easing in price - so many excellent strawberries around that people tend to switch their attention to these and so we are seeing the blueberry price ease.
Topless pineapples and papaya are both plentiful, good eating and excellent quality and there are plenty of good passionfruit around. Apart from those lines, all citrus are really good as it is at this time of the year. Lemons, mandarins and oranges all great quality and great prices. We at Harris Farm focus our attention more on vegetables than fruit at this time of the year.
Lots of good news here starting with all tomatoes. Prices are coming back and we have the situation as described in my pick of the week where we have specials on snacking tomatoes mid-winter, a very unusual occurrence.
Although broccoli is dear, broccolini is cheap. Kestrel potatoes are great value as is celery, Telegraph cucumbers, Iceberg lettuce and zucchini. Also worth a second look are Imperfect parsnips, brussel sprouts, Chinese cabbage and rhubarb. Nothing in the veg line is dear. Whilst the rain stays away from the growing areas all is well.