Market Report - 30th September 2010


Apples & Pears.

Apple supplies are limited. Quality apples are expensive, quality is good.


Local Hass are available and plentiful with good quality. (Tip: gently press the avocado at the stalk end. If there is slight softness, the avocado is ripe and ready)


Queensland and New South Wales bananas are in good supply. Quality and taste are excellent.


New season Australian grapes have started. Seedless varieties are available. They will be in short supply for some time.


Late Lane navels from Riverina are available. Quality is excellent. Lemons and limes are in short supply.


New Zealand Kiwifruit are less plentiful this year but quality is good.


Northern Territory mangoes have started. Supply is erratic and quality variable. Next week should see an increase in volume and cheaper prices.


Queensland peaches have started but more sunshine is needed to improve taste.


Rockmelons and honeydews are in short supply. There is an increase in watermelon volume and quality is excellent.


Queensland strawberry season is nearly finished with recent rain ruining many crops. West Australian berries are available and quality is good. Blueberries are coming in season. Quality and prices are good.


Pineapples are in short supply. Topless pineapples are the best eating.

Green Vegetables.

Recent heavy rain has forced up the price of many green vegetables. Broccoli, lettuce and silverbeet are still plentiful while cabbages have become more expensive. Zucchini is in very short supply.

Salad Vegetables.

Cucumbers are expensive and supply is limited. Recent rain in the Bundaberg district has caused a shortage of capsicum, cucumbers and zucchinis. Tomatoes also are likely to become more expensive.

Heavy Produce.

Pumpkin and onion crops are in between season. Jap pumpkin is likely to be more expensive in coming weeks. Queensland onions will soon be available. Tasmanian onions are good quality. Potatoes and sweet potatoes are in short supply due to high rainfall in growing areas.


Roger Hill


Tugun Fruit Market

Author: Malcolm

We aim to consistently provide quality fresh produce in a clean + friendly environment

Where to Find Us

499 Gold Coast Highway,
Tugun, QLD 4224
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