The quality of cherries is on the improve. Much of the early fruit was affected by recent rains, however, a dry last few days has seen some improvement in quality. As long as mother nature stays kind, it is shaping up as a good cherry season. Lychee volumes are increasing in supply which will translate into easing prices over the next week or so. Peaches and nectarines are all eating well and there is some great value to be had in the smaller sized fruit. White peaches are especially good this week. The market is still well supplied amongst all the berry lines with strawberries in particular easing in price. Rockmelons are plentiful and are eating exceptionally well. From now through to February is when we get all the really good eating rockmelon varieties so you can purchase with confidence. Banana volumes are still very strong and should remain so all through to Christmas. Kensington pride mangoes from Katherine are now in full swing. Fruit is eating fantastically and I urge anyone who hasn’t had a mango this season to try one of these gems.
Outstanding growing conditions with some much needed rainfall sees a well-supplied market in vegetables. Lebanese cucumbers, telegraph cucumbers, baby cucumbers, gherkins, French beans, flat beans, continental beans, truss tomatoes, taste bombs, cocktail tomatoes, cherry truss tomatoes, lettuce, living lettuce, kale, beetroot loose and bunch, snow peas, sugar snaps, sweet potato, all cabbages, rhubarb are the highlights.