In fruit: We have a couple of different lines from Queensland this week as we transition North for our products. The two lines are custard apples (something different) and rockmelon. There is a little flush of custard apples; they are well priced and a great product. If you have never tried them, please give them a go this week! Good rockmelons have started from North Queensland and the weather down the East coast is not helping sell them. You somehow do not think rockmelon when it is pouring rain, so prices are easing rapidly. With nets of oranges, we are moving from the Valencia variety to Navels, which will get sweeter and juicier every week. The loose navels are great and easing in price as well. Apples and pears are well supplied and well-price; I am taking home the Envy variety this week, they are eating particularly well.
In veg: We have some good specials in our stores this week. Brussel sprouts, although not cheap, are of outstanding value. We have good supplies of top quality, well-priced kestrel potatoes. The NSW stores have a plentiful supply of delicious imperfect eggplant. Fennel is still good value, and we are seeing new season ginger now as a viable option to the old season. It is much less expensive than the old season product. As the week goes on and into the following week, stores will gradually swap over to the new season's product.