In fruit: There are a lot of good stone fruit available this week. Those small seeded, top quality lychees are in full swing. This is the week to buy superb eating apricots, at a very attractive price; they always get dearer as we approach Christmas. Peaches and nectarines are both well priced, as are bananas and pineapples. Nets of passionfruit are still plentiful and limes have fallen in price again; they are now cheaper by the kg than lemons. Papaya continues to be reasonably priced and superb eating. In mangoes, there are some excellent KP’s available and to me, it will be difficult to decide whether to take these or honeygolds home. In berries, blackberries continue to be cheap, but not quite as cheap; raspberries have eased in price and are now coming from Tasmania. They are a better product than the mainland fruit we have had for the last few weeks.\
In veg: I sound like a broken record but yes, vegetables are difficult again this week. Again, truss and various snacking tomatoes remain very good value. This week the stand out special is cauliflowers, which have nearly halved in price since last week. In addition, we are seeing some superb quality broccoli from Tasmania . Broccoli is always good from there in the warmer months and they have had less rain than the mainland in the last few weeks. Telegraph and Lebanese cucumbers, as well as Dutch carrots, all continue to be very good value.