We are fast coming to the end of our Northern Territory mangoes as stormy weather (the wet season) starts up there. Still plenty of excellent fruit this week with the Katherine fruit now arriving at market but those cheap trays from Darwin only have a day or two to go. Our friends at Honey Gold are frantically getting their fruit off just ahead of substantial rains. So by next week KPs will be over from Katherine and not properly underway in Queensland, so Honeygolds will be the best eating option. We will have imperfect Honeygolds in store by the weekend. Seedless watermelon and lychees are both easing in price and all the Queensland grapes are now underway and starting to eat well. Sadly the big spring flush of berries is over but I personally love boysenberries that always precede the big glut of raspberries that is just around the corner. Peaches and nectarines are fast easing in price and both eating well now.
Lots of options here this week. In tomatoes, Truss, medley mix and Kumatoes are all very good value. Good old fashioned grape tomatoes are also well priced. All cucumbers remain oversupplied and we have a couple of really good bunch line options in Dutch carrots and beetroot. Spanish onions are really inexpensive, in fact less than half last week’s price. This weekend we will have a range of both potted and cut Christmas trees in the shops but no hurry there they come fresh four or five times a week over the next two and a half weeks.