Check out our Imperfect Picks range for back to school fruit. We have Pink Lady apples, Packham pears, and Imperial mandarins all eating well and at great prices.
All berries continue to be well supplied and getting better in value.
There is a good supply of passionfruit in the market at the moment coming from Northern NSW around the Tweed River region but there are also strong volumes coming in from Bundaberg and Gympie regions. The varieties we are sourcing are Misty Gems and Sweetheart, which are two of the better eating varieties of passionfruit. There is a decent range of sizes and all are eating perfectly sweet.
US cherries have come good. The fruit from the Washington State is fantastic... extra large, plump, crunchy and full of flavour. Look for the Skeena and Sweethearts variety in the stores as they are the freshest fruit in the market. For those of you looking for a taste of summer in the depths of winter, this is absolutely the way to go. A word of warning: there are some cheaper cherries that have some age in the market selling cheaply, purchasing this fruit will almost certainly not lead to a good outcome.
The full moon event that occurred late last week provided some excellent growing conditions for fresh crops due to the extra hours of light. The result is a market well supplied in red and green capsicums, corn, zucchini, lettuce, English spinach, kale, silverbeet, beetroot, shallots, cabbages, spring onions, zucchini, rhubarb, Chinese vegetables, snow peas and sugar snaps. Quality overall is excellent.
Basil, which has been very expensive in recent weeks, has eased considerably to at a much more reasonable price.
Gourmet and Roma tomatoes coming from the Bowen district are back in price and quality very good. Truss tomatoes are also flushing at present and prices are very reasonable.