As with the last couple of weeks, the action this week is all in fruit. A couple of Autumn lines that are falling quickly are Mangosteens and Dragon fruit. I think Mangosteens are one of the nicest fruits around, I really love them. Their peak season is March so we will see prices continue to fall in the next couple of weeks. Dragon fruit also is very popular and very well priced this week.
Limes, nectarines (and especially imperfect nectarines) as well as peaches continue to be great eating and an absolute bargain. Raspberries are coming into their Autumn flush and although a bit smaller than the summer fruit. I think these late February and March raspberries are the best eating fruit of the year.
In our NSW stores, we have a real bargain with Valencia Oranges this week. Not as attractive as the imported Navels from the USA, however they are one third the price. If you squeeze your own juice, these are the only oranges to use (HFM uses them for our juice). A 3kg net of these oranges is very close to half last week’s price.
All grapes are fantastic! I love black Muscatels, but the new varieties of white seedless are so good to eat that the Thompson seedless that we would traditionally sell at this time are really struggling to clear…they are now pretty much a supermarket grape, most independents won’t buy them.
Seedless watermelon and bananas are both still reasonably priced as well