Market Report March 11

Local Produce

  • Stonefruit: The local season is in full swing, with excellent prices across peaches, nectarines and plums.
  • Avocados:  The local Hass season is drawing to an end meaning supply is lower and prices will be higher.
  • Sprayfree: We have locally grown sprayfree plums and gala apples available.
  • Mangoes:  KP’s from Gingin are in season, they have a slightly greener skin than KP’s grown in Northern Australia.
  • Grapes: Red and green seedless grapes are coming from the Swan Valley and prices are excellent.
  • Bananas: Supply is light and prices are very high due to extreme heat in coastal QLD growing areas.
  • Apples:  Prices remain high on Granny Smith and Pink Lady apples, new season fruit will come through in 2-3 weeks.  New season Royal Gala, Early Gold & Fuji apples are now available, supply and pricing is very good.  These are also an excellent option for juicing due to price.
  • Red Capsicum: We are seeing some quality issues in red capsicum at the moment, A-grade hydro grown are the best option for no wastage.
  • Tomatoes:  Supply is short due to Eastern states shortages, this is having a big impact on  prices.  
  • Oranges:  Locally grown Valencia oranges are in good supply.
  • Beans: Short supply is affecting prices.
  • Pomegranates:  Supply has started from the Eastern States again.

Imported Produce

  • Lemons: Currently being imported from USA and QLD.  Prices will remain higher until the supply improves from QLD.
  • Asparagus:  Currently being imported from Mexico and Peru, quality is excellent. 
  • Navel Oranges:  Currently coming from USA and Egypt.  Quality is good and prices are very low.
  • Grapefruit:  Currently being imported from Egypt.

Produce Shortages

Granny Smith & Pink Lady apples: are in very short supply, with new season fruit expected in 2-3 weeks.

Sundowner Apples: the season has finished.

Dill: supply is very inconsistent.

Coral lettuce: supply is very inconsistent.

Drinking Coconuts:  Nothing available for at least 4 weeks.

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