Dave's Market Picks Fruit and Veg Box

Dave's Market Picks Fruit and Veg Box

$65.00 ea

Dave's Market Picks Fruit and Veg Box will be ever changing due to current market availability. You'll get the best balance of value and quality in this perfectly selected offering of the market's very best.




4-6 Buk Choy Bunches
1 Eggplant
2 Corn Loose
3 Lebanese Cucumbers
500g Black Zucchini
1 Garlic Head
1kg Potatoes
3 Large Avocadoes
1 Pineapple
1 Papaya
3kg Oranges
1kg Grapes
2 Honey Gold Mango
2 Nectarines
2 Peaches
3 Limes
5 Bananas


My pick this week is lychees. There are many different varieties of lychees and while they all look similar, they are actually not. The varieties we are selling you are very unlikely to be found in the major supermarkets. They are low yielding, small seed varieties that are grown in very limited quantities for the specialty market. They cost around double what we refer to as the 'supermarket varieties' which are purely grown for yield and hence sell price. When comparing these varieties, our fruit has a far smaller seed and most of the sell price difference revolves around the fact that you are buying more edible flesh and instead of a gigantic seed. They are sweeter and better to eat than the more common, old fashioned varieties and we will have a great range of these in 1 and 2 kg boxes leading up to Christmas.



Lots of very good fruit both this week and in the pipeline for next week. In mangoes, it will be hard to pick between honey golds and KPs; they are both at their peak, however it's not a good year for North Queensland KPs, so I feel the honey golds will be the best value we have. With cherries being short for Christmas, there is a lot of pressure on lychees which are very good but any of the top varieties are very dear. The best eating varieties of apricots have now started - beautiful to eat, however again fairly expensive. In peaches and nectarines, excellent choices are available. I believe the best value, best tasting peaches are yellow peaches. This may change next week. 

As often happens at Christmas, limes are now significantly cheaper than lemons. I will be buying limes. Our Aussie navels are not standing up to all this rain, and we will switch over to Valencia's this week. They don’t look fantastic, but are full of juice and will keep. Raspberries and strawberries are both very good and quite reasonably priced. We still have plenty of top value topless pineapples, papaya and bananas in our stores, and that should continue through to Christmas. 

I am pleased to report that due to better weather down South, quality and supply of most lines look promising for the festive season. Red caps are easing a little,  and we will have the cheaper nets in store as the week goes on. Corn is also easing, and we are seeing some excellent quality premium eggplant at cheaper prices in our stores.

– David Harris
Contents updated 3pm on 15/12/2021

*The Box pictured is for illustration purposes and may contain different/varying products due to seasonal variations & current market availability. 


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