Undoubtedly the news of the week is the incredible early flush of Northern Territory mangoes. They are early, very early, sweet and not dear. If you choose a TPP or a KP you won’t be disappointed, they are great! Berries continue to be excellent. Blueberries are just superb and really cheap. Raspberries and blackberries are both very good and strawberries have picked up a bit in their taste profile this week. September is always the best time of the year for green kiwi and this is the case again this year. Honey Murcott mandarins are being highly sought after on the export markets so won’t get cheap this year but I have eaten a few this week, they are just such a treat. Blood oranges are at their peak, if you love them like I do then grab a few weeks’ worth and put them in your fridge. It would be unusual if even fresh picked fruit will be as good in a couple of weeks. So store this week’s fruit then buy and use the fruit that is yet to come. That way you get to enjoy this most fantastic citrus at its best for as long as possible. All pears are good, the apples are all still crunchy and bananas continue to be oversupplied and cheap.
Tomatoes are still as plentiful as last week and really good. Like last week the only disappointment in this area is the truss. What has really got underway is the spring crops of snacking tomatoes, great taste and great value. As well the gourmet tomatoes are superb. Broccolini, beans and fennel all remain well priced. Aussie asparagus supplies continue to grow and there are lots of Dutch carrots in the market. This week twin pack cos lettuce is great value. With some warmer weather coming our way now look for fantastic new season spring vegies over the next few weeks.