The mango season has started with the Kensington pride variety in Darwin in the Northern Territory. It is incredible just how well this early-season fruit is eating. The early season fruit can be tricky to handle, so look to consume the mangoes as close as possible to the purchase date. The mango season is shaping up to be a good one, with all early indicators pointing to an excellent crop.
Queensland Strawberries remain at excellent value, and quality is also good this week. Blood oranges from Griffith in Riverina are in their sweet spot (pardon the pun). Blood oranges have a relatively narrow window for their season, so look to make the most of this impressive eating fruit.
Avocados from Balmoral Orchards in Toowoomba are of excellent value and supply. These are right up there with the best eating avocados we produce.
Great news, markets keep improving. We are already seeing prices stabilise, and many lines are coming down quite sharply. The Sydney basin crops are coming along nicely, and we expect to see some excellent opportunities in the weeks ahead. The wholesale price of Sydney basin silverbeet has eased by as much as 50%.
Kumera from Bundaberg in Queensland is also extremely well supplied. All stores are on a super special price for kumera this week. There is also plenty of value to be enjoyed in pre-pack carrots, twin pack cos, and imperfect eggplants. The lettuce market continues to ease as the quantities coming to market remain strong. Cauliflower, broccoli and broccolini remain stable and very affordable.
If the weather in Queensland remains stable, look for a substantial drop in beans leading into next week.