Queensland imperial mandarins continue to be the most popular line in our stores this week. A couple of things to consider here would be the absolute bargains in both the imperfect offer in this fruit and the case sale offer in our stores this week. I will be taking home the imperfects, a slight skin blemish has zero effect on the eating quality. Prices of both these offers are similar to prices of a decade ago. Don’t miss out, these prices can’t last and the mandarins are eating at their absolute best right now. The other extraordinary offer we have this week is drinking coconuts at a price I have never seen before! A little and different line I would like to recommend this week is our red lime, also known as a bloodlime, in punnets. This is a cross between a fingerlime and a Burmese lime. I wouldn’t eat an oyster without one, and anywhere you would use a lime or lemon think about these instead. They are grown locally on the mid north coast and will be in store from Wednesday afternoon on.
We are fast coming to the end of this plum season, mostly only Flavourfalls left now. With this cooler weather I just leave them out of the fridge in my fruit bowl, they wither a bit but just get better and better to eat. Grape exports have now stopped so we will see lots of crimson seedless come on the domestic market and I suspect further price falls here. Don’t forget smaller sized and paler fruit is just as good to eat as the redder larger fruit. Kiwi gold, pomegranates and all apples and pears remain great value, so lots to choose from this week.
This week is of course leading into Mother’s Day. We have some really beautiful flowers and plants available in store this week at very competitive prices. The three veg lines that I think represent good value this week that have been quite pricey are English spinach
and red capsicums
. All cheaper than last week and all perfect for the somewhat cooler weather we are now experiencing. As well kumera
and particularly our imperfect kumera
, all cucumbers
, and fennel
remain very well priced. Growing conditions around the country remain excellent and quality, particularly in local the Sydney basin lines continue to improve.