A good week for fruit lovers this week. In the pomme fruit we have more variety of new season fruit at great prices. In apples, the galas are continuing their run with excellent quality fruit from later areas now underway. Added to this we now have new season, old fashioned Jonathons apples - mostly popular with my generation of consumers in addition to Fuji and Delicious to round off the apple offer. Williams pears in a slightly smaller size than the market prefers are a real bargain this week our stores. Don’t forget they ripen very quickly at this time of the season and should go in the fridge as soon as they start to turn. In grapes, the Thompson seedless are fantastic and passionfruit are enjoying an unusual flush in supply. All the berries, but perhaps a little less the blueberries, are good and cheap. Figs are fantastic and all the melons are eating superbly. Bananas have eased in price, Tegan Blues are the pick of the plums and as the growers move deeper into their Shepard avocado crops the size profile is becoming smaller, so the bargains that have been in larger fruit will change and the smaller fruit will represent the best value.
There is enough of everything, and some of the winter lines are starting to be well supplied. Broccoli and broccolini have joined cauliflowers from last week in settling back to more reasonable prices. Snow peas and spinach have both started to ease as have all the cucumbers. By the weekend these products will be cheaper than last week. Some very well priced bunches of beetroot have started from Victoria, however the two lines representing the best value are the 1kg bags of carrots from Tassie and imperfect black zucchini, these are both right in season great quality and very attractively priced.