Mushrooms, broccoli, and cauliflowers are all much cheaper than last week and are great quality with fantastic prices. Celery, 1 kg bags of carrots, Imperfect kumera and broccolini remain well supplied and inexpensive. More Lebanese cucumbers are available, and the quality is very good. All the basics are now back to normal post the heavy rains.
This week we transition from Williams pears to Packham pears. Unlike the Williams, Packham’s take some time to ripen, particularly early in the season. I would recommend you don’t store these in the fridge until they soften and start to change colour. You will need to buy these pears about a week ahead of eating them at this stage.
Apples continue to be a great option also. We are starting the new season Pink Ladies this week and we are now well into Kanzi season which have become very popular in recent years. Once again, plums are fantastic! This week we are starting our new season Flavour Fall plums which is usually the last really good plum of the year. We prefer the West Australian fruit to the Victorian fruit - it’s a little dearer but the taste difference justifies the price.
There are some early mandarins available but don’t overbuy on these as they won’t keep with the rain we have had up North. Figs are good again, but the season is coming to an end. Berries are difficult this week but by next week the first of the new season blueberries from north Queensland will start.