Market Report March 26th 2019

Local Produce

  • Apples:  Prices remain high Pink Lady apples, new season fruit will come through in April.  New season Royal Gala, Granny Smiths, Early Gold & Fuji apples are now available, supply and pricing is very good.  These are also an excellent option for juicing due to price.
  • Avocados:  The local Hass season is drawing to an end, supply is lower which is affecting prices.  Shepard avocados will be available shortly to help bridge the gap until supply of Hass increases.
  • Bananas: Supply is light and prices are very high due to extreme heat in coastal QLD growing areas.
  • Beans: Short supply is affecting prices.
  • Grapes: The grape season is starting to near its end and taper off.
  • Mangoes:  KP’s from Gingin are in season, they have a slightly greener skin than KP’s grown in Northern Australia.
  • Oranges:  Locally grown Valencia oranges are in good supply.  
  • 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.
  • Sprayfree: We have locally grown sprayfree plums and gala apples available.
  • Stonefruit: The local season is in full swing, with excellent prices across peaches, nectarines and plums.
  • Tomatoes:  Supply is short due to Eastern states shortages, this is having a big impact on prices.  
  • Watermelon:  The South West growing season has ended, supply is now coming from the Eastern States resulting in higher prices.

Imported Produce

  • 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.

Produce Shortages

  • Pink Lady apples: are in very short supply, with new season fruit expected in April.
  • Sundowner Apples: Season has finished.
  • Dill: supply is very inconsistent.
  • Coral lettuce supply is very inconsistent.
  • Drinking Coconuts:  Nothing available for at least 2 weeks.
  • Grapefruit:  Nothing currently available.

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