Everything is fairly similar to last week. As I suggested, Australian pomegranates are really coming on and there are now good quinces available in store. Grapes, apples and pears are all still very good and we now have new season pink ladies available. Don’t forget it is now the time for crimson seedless grapes rather than whites the crimsons are being picked fresh, the whites are coming out of the grower’s cool rooms.
Still miles of bananas and chestnuts and there is a flush of drinking coconuts this week. Still not thrilled with the mandarins, a lot are burnt on the skin from the ripening process and I haven’t eaten one that I would get really excited about. I guess the old saying that mandarins are best in May still holds true. Plums are really good, they get better every year and you really can’t go past the September candies I have discussed in my pick of the week.
There are a couple of staples like tomatoes which are really through the roof this week, so have a look at our imperfects to avoid the record high prices. Best bargain at Harris farm is the massive drop in price of our imperfect kumera. The retail price is around a quarter the price of the regular variety from just ten days ago.
Both telegraph cucumbers but even more so Lebanese cucumbers have eased in price quite substantially this week. Brown onions are still cheap and both zucchini and imperfects have eased in price this week. Imperfect potatoes continue to be attractively priced and most lines are much the same as last week.