Great week for tomatoes this week. Those delicious little snacking tomatoes are now in their spring flush, so great flavour and great prices. The more traditional truss tomatoes are also very good value. All our stores have a very attractive and well priced special with new season brushed potatoes this week. Mushrooms, Dutch carrots and rhubarb are all well supplied and continue to be cheap. Iceberg lettuce and beetroot, both loose and bunched, are real value. Chinese cabbage has eased a little more and can be a tasty addition to almost any meal.
It’s a great week for bananas at Harris Farm this week. Quality and price are both great and this is always a good time of year for bananas, with the weather not too hot and not too cold in the growing areas. It’s a bit tricky with berries as we are in between growing between areas on raspberries and strawberries. Both are a bit weather affected this week and so I would recommend blackberries as the pick of the berries this week.
Navel oranges are coming to an end and imported fruit is not very good yet so it’s Aussie summer Valencia’s for me for the near future. We have some very good eating and well-priced rockmelons in our stores this week and large topless pines are also really good value. The mango quality is improving as we source most of our fruit from Katherine not Darwin which has had heavy rain recently.