Plenty of good eating papaya from Far North Queensland in the markets this week. We are currently on the tail end of our winter banana crops. This usually means an increase in the volumes of small fruit. Whilst not the most attractive bananas you’re likely to see, the flavour is awesome; it’s all to do with the amount of time the fruit hangs on tree.
There are still plenty of good quality strawberries on offer this week, however I think raspberries and blueberries are the picks in the berry category this week. New season mulberries are also instore this week.
Blood orange juice is on special in all stores, a fantastic product at a great price. This years shortened blood orange season is winding up and this will be the last opportunity to try this amazing juice.
Plenty of good things happening in the markets this week on the vegetable front. Cauliflower, broccoli, tender stem broccoli, zucchini, celery, beans, cucumbers, fennel and Chinese cabbage are all in good supply. Leafy vegetables from the Sydney basin are fantastic in quality and Imperfect tomatoes are still excellent this week. Silver beet, Asian greens and kale are also standouts this week.
The Australian asparagus season is gaining momentum. The season has been held back by some cooler weather down south, however as things warm up, so to do the quantities of asparagus. Prices have eased and will to continue to come under pressure in the coming days.