11 - 16 June 2024 update Sydney Market that includes availability and price of seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also includes recipe suggestions.



Fuji apples are crisp and sweet, with a dense flesh that is delightful whether eaten raw or cooked. These medium-sized apples have thin red skin and are in peak supply during the colder months, currently priced at $4-$6 per kilo.

  • Add grated Fuji apple to a pancake batter.
  • Toss julienned Fuji apple with a drizzle of lemon juice and add to crunchy winter coleslaws.

Have you tried Yello apples yet? "Yello is a Japanese apple variety developed in 1993, resulting from a cross between a Golden Delicious apple and an older Japanese variety called Senshu. These apples feature vibrant yellow skin, crispy flesh, and naturally high sugar levels. Yello apples currently retail for $5-$7 per kilo.

The fragrant golden-skinned quince boasts a musky flavour, and there's something captivating about how its pale flesh turns soft pink to rich claret colour with long, slow cooking. Explore the allure of quince this week, priced at only $5-$7 per kilo. Try our roast quince recipe.

Winter marks the peak season for citrus fruits, particularly Navel oranges. Indulge in the classic orange-fleshed Washington or Leng navels, priced between $3 -$5 per kilo. Look for 3-kilo net bags to save more per kilo. Serve oranges as a dessert. This recipe for oranges with whiskey toffee is delicious and easy to whip up. This recipe would work deliciously with mandarins too. Try it with new season Daisy or Royal Honey Murcotts mandarins available for $3-$7 a kilo.

Winter is the peak season for Australian lemons, priced at $3-$6 per kilo. Toss winter vegetables with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic, then roast until tender and caramelized. Don't waste the lemon peel—grate it as zest in baked goods, salads, and savoury dishes for added flavour.

Hass avocados are in season and well-priced at $1-$3 each, depending on size. The jumbo-sized Avozilla variety is also still available for $10 plus, depending on size. They contain 'good' fats and are an excellent source of vitamin E. It typically takes 2-5 days for firm avocados to ripen fully when left at room temperature. To check if they're ready to eat, gently press the stem end – it should yield to pressure.

Delicious and juicy pears are a winter favourite. The best value pears are the Packham and the Beurru Bosc varieties available at your local greengrocer for $4-$6 a kilo. Poached pears are so easy to make. Simmer peeled and cored pears in a syrup made of water, sugar, and spices like cinnamon and cloves until tender. Serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt or vanilla ice cream for a comforting dessert.

Winter figs are available for around two weeks – so pop them on your shopping list and make your favourite fig dishes this week. Figs are $2-$4 each depending on size.

Glass-grown raspberries are delicious and a good source of vitamin C. Depending on the quality, you can pop a few punnets in the trolley for $3-$6 a punnet.



Select a bright white to creamy white cauliflower featuring firm florets and fresh-looking leaves attached to the stem base. Cauliflower pairs deliciously with ingredients like leeks, bacon, and cheese. Have you ever tried baking a whole cauliflower? This whole roasted spiced cauliflower recipe with tahini yoghurt and pomegranate is a delightful option. Grab a cauliflower during your shopping trip this week, priced at $2-$5 per head, depending on size, and give this recipe a whirl.

Fresh fennel is a cost-effective purchase. Finely shredded, it enhances salads with a delicate aniseed flavour. When cooked, it sweetens and makes a tasty addition to soups, pasta dishes, casseroles, or roasted dishes, serving as a delicious accompaniment to lamb, chicken, or fish. Fennel is available for $1.50-$2 per bulb.

Winter presents the perfect opportunity to incorporate woody herbs into your meals. These herbs infuse dishes with a fragrant flavour. Add oregano, rosemary, sage, and marjoram to soups, casseroles, roasts, or toss them with roasted vegetables. Fresh herbs are $2.50-$3 a bunch.

Select compact, even-sized, vibrant green Brussels sprouts for $5-$8 a kilo, depending on size. Toss thinly sliced Brussels sprouts in a hot wok with a bit of oil and sliced beef until just tender, then toss through noodles and soy sauce and serve. Alternatively, try the purple Brussels sprouts for $7-$10 a kilo.

Queensland green beans are good value at $3-$5 for machine-harvested beans, and premium handpicks have dropped to $10-$12 a kilo.

With increased supplies now available, the price of wombok, also known as Chinese cabbage, has dropped to a thrifty buy at $2-$5 a head, depending on size. Shred wombok and stir fry in a hot wok with diced pancetta for a tasty side dish, or add to a stir-fry at the last minute to wilt the leaves.

Don't miss out on enjoying this year's chestnut harvest. Depending on variety and nut size, chestnuts range in price from $7-$12 a kilo. The easy-to-peel, large-sized chestnuts are the premium and most popular choice.

Fresh leeks are the unsung heroes of the kitchen in winter! With their plump, slender stalks and lush green tops, these flavour-packed onion family members offer so many possibilities. Enjoy a rustic potato leek soup or a savoury leek and gruyere cheese tart. From flavourful stir-fries to aromatic risottos and hearty casseroles, the versatility of fresh leeks knows no bounds. A plump single leek is $2-$3.

What celeriac lacks in appearance, it makes up for in flavour and versatility. It makes a heavenly mash or creamy soup with a delicate celery taste and starchy texture. The small to medium-sized bulbs offer the best value, priced at $5- $6 per bulb.

In winter, vivid orange carrots are at their best. Use them in soups, roasting, mashing, and casseroles. Bake a moist, easy orange, carrot, and almond cake. Carrots are top value at $1.50-$3 a kilo.


FlowersWinter offers a beautiful opportunity to appreciate high-quality flowers. The cooler temperatures lead to a gradual opening of buds and an extended vase life. Fill your preferred vase with exquisite blooms like lilies, jonquils, stock, ranunculus, freesia, poppies, leucadendron, roses, tulips, forget-me-nots, sweet peas, cymbidium orchids, ornamental kale, purple iris, and imported peonies.

Prices quoted in this report are only relevant for the week of the report. All prices are estimates only as prices vary depending on variety, size and quality of produce and the trading area. For further information, please contact Sue Dodd, Marketing Consultant on 0438725453

Published On 2024-06-11 17:07:00

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