For something a little different this week, I would recommend gold Kiwi fruit. They are now from New Zealand, not cheap but not dear either and just so good to eat. There are lots of limes available as well. Strictly speaking, that’s not quite correct, there is the same amount as normal available but with all the bars shut, the supply to retail has increased dramatically.
Again, this week I am recommending the Greenskin avocadoes in preference to the black skinned Hass variety, they are just that bit more flavoursome. White grapes are fast finishing up but we have heaps of excellent quality crimson seedless and black grapes available.
All the apples are eating well and this week we are featuring Granny Smith apples. The old heads in the industry used to tell me that Grannies are early on a cooking apple but after Anzac Day, they are more mature and sweeter and from that time on, are an eating apple first and foremost. We still have lots of very well priced bananas in store, and grapefruit from Queensland is now in full swing and eating very well.
Don’t forget Mum this weekend, we have a fabulous selection of flowers available and Scott now thinks its fine to visit Mum and give her a beautiful bunch of Harris Farm flowers
Tasty, versatile Kestrel potatoes are our red hot special this week. Other very good value hard vegetables include Jap pumpkin and imperfect kumera. With greens, both beans and spinach have eased in price. Snacking tomatoes and fennel both continue to be very good value and excellent quality. Vegetable supplies from Queensland are increasing and continued good weather up north should ensure this situation continues.