In mangoes this week, we have amazing eating Honey Gold mangoes from both Darwin and Katherine in the Northern Territory. Due to the mild spring in the territory, we are a few weeks later than last year, but that extra time has allowed the fruit to hang out on the tree, becoming even more delectable. There will be Honey Golds in stores to meet everyone’s needs! Beautiful extra-large premium fruit, smaller sized premium fruit, case sale Honey Golds and our Imperfect Pick mangoes this week are switching into Honey Golds away from KP's. Our imperfect Honey Golds are every bit as good to eat as the premium fruit at a fraction of the price.
In apricots, we are starting to get into the better eating varieties this week. Plenty of great value can be found this week in our Imperfect apricots. Cherries are still a bit pricey at present, mainly due to the strong demand of the export markets. Fruit quality is improving daily with some of the better varieties either started or very close to starting. In the markets, there is plenty of good melon. Both rockmelons and seedless watermelon from far North Queensland are easing in price and the fruit is great eating. Peaches and nectarine volumes are building up - expect to see downwards pressure on the price in the coming days. I still think that nectarines are eating better than the peaches.
This week, the markets are well supplied with cucumbers, baby broccoli, beetroot bunches, spring onions, rhubarb, eggplant, shallots and Dutch Carrots. Sweet baby cucumbers are in strong supply this week; mainly grown in the Sydney basin, sweet baby cucumbers are getting increasingly popular, and will soon be the cucumber of choice for many consumers.
The abundance of snacking tomatoes flowing into the markets shows no signs of slowing down. This week we are highlighting Sweet delights and yellow snacking tomatoes. Sweet delights are the most popular of all the snacking tomatoes. They a very sweet grape tomato. Sweet delights make for a healthy snack for kids and are perfect for lunch boxes. Yellow snacking tomatoes are also a sweet grape tomato, with a major difference being the colour (obviously!). For an amazing salad just add Sweet delights and/or yellow snacking tomatoes. The quality of these tomatoes is only surpassed by the value - make sure they are on the shopping list this week!
Reed avocados from Comboyne on the mid North coast of NSW are on promotion this week. Great eating, the green skin avocado Reeds have their own distinctive nutty flavour that distinguishes them from Hass avos. For those who have not yet experienced a Reed avo, this is the week to give them a go – you will not be disappointed! In organics this week, we are promoting sweet corn from Queensland and broccoli from Victoria. Both the corn and the broccoli are great quality and well-priced.