In fruit: We have the best line of imperfect pink lady apples I have seen in our stores this week, excellent quality and inexpensive. In avocadoes, we are finding the Hass variety very mixed in quality and are not going to start selling them just yet. Our alternative to those Is a variety known as G Max, a green-skinned variety that is cutting and eating superbly. Again, we are not happy with the local Aussie navels, they are still a little sour and we are sticking with the imports for another week or so. We have a fantastic line of easy-peel chestnuts at a bargain price. Papaya and Bosc pears are both well priced and great for eating. Excellent pomegranates from WA are in our stores this week. Red seedless grapes continue to be of excellent value, and we have an excellent small rockmelon in our stores this week. First of the imported cherries have arrived this week. They are nothing special just yet as they are the Californian fruit. The best cherries always come from Washington state, and these are a few weeks away yet.
In veg: Continued rain up in QLD has interfered again with the supply of many lines. There are two items this week that represent outstanding value: the first is fennel. A true winter vegetable, fennel is extremely versatile and becomes more popular every year. Cauliflowers have also become far less expensive. Like fennel, both these vegetables are fantastic both cooked and raw, in a baked dinner or a salad!