Market Report 18-11-2010

Bananas

We have good supplies of local Cavendish and Lady Finger Bananas at good prices.

Grapes

USA Grapes are very short in supply. There are minimal quantities of Australian Grapes available. Early season quality is poor.

Stonefruit

The quantities of stonefruit are slowly increasing. By the month’s end we should have good eating fruit. Apricots should be plentiful in coming weeks. Cherries and Lychees are just starting.

Citrus


Valencia Oranges are now available and a few late lane Navels are left.

Avocados

We have large supplies of cheap good quality Hass avocadoes available from MT. Tambourine.

Salad Vegies

All cucumbers will be good value. Lettuce quality has improved an is now plentiful.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes will remain firm over the next month, however quality is good.

Melons


Supply and quality of Rockmelon & Honeydew is still quite erratic out of Northern Queensland. We are starting to see some fruit from Chinchilla. Seedless Watermelon out of Northern Territory is starting to ease in quantity.

Cooking Veggies

We are starting to use Victorian Broccoli & Cauliflower quality is excellent. Brussels Sprouts & Leeks are very expensive & look like remaining that way in the near future.

Brushed Potatoes


Recent rain has upset South Queensland production. North Queensland (Atherton) supply has reduced as lower tableland growers have finished. Potatoes are expensive and will remain in short supply in the near future.

Washed Potatoes

Quite expensive at the moment out of Gatton (rain). South Australia is out of season at the moment.

Pumpkin


All pumpkins are expensive and in short supply.

Onions

Local Brown Onions are becoming more plentiful and quality is improving. American Red Salad onions are good quality but expensive.

Herbs & Salad Mixes


Silverbeet is in short supply due to the recent rainy weather. Prices on most herb lines should remain the same. Eschallots are also light supply due to rain.


 

Roger Hill

Owner/Manager

Tugun Fruit Market


Author: Roger Hill

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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