12 - 18 February update Sydney Market that includes availability and price of seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also includes recipe suggestions.



Flavoursome new-season Williams’ pears are fresh off the trees. Enjoy them eaten firm or soft. Serve with cheese, or toss through a salad. Williams’ pears are $2-$4 a kilo.

From sweet to tangy, the plum varieties on offer are as diverse as they are delicious. And the best part? You'll find prices ranging from a wallet-friendly $3 per kilo to more premium options priced at $15 per kilo for the latest varieties. Looking to add some zing to your meals? Try whipping up a batch of spicy Asian-style plum sauce! This versatile condiment is the perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken, fish, or lamb, adding a burst of flavour with every bite.

We are spoiled for choice when it comes to new-season grapes. Select from seeded and seedless varieties, with grape colours ranging from pale green, pink or black. Varieties include Crimson, Black America, Muscatels, Sultana, Thompson, Sweet Celebration, Sapphire, Ivory and Cotton Candy. Grab a bunch for $3-$16 a kilo, depending on the variety.

It’s time to enjoy figs. Naturally sweet figs are delightful sliced and served with muesli; add them to a salad or enjoy them grilled or baked. Figs are 50c-$3 each, and punnets are $3-$5, depending on variety and size.

Passionfruit are 80c-$1 each, depending on variety and size. If you’re up for a bit of baking therapy this week, we highly recommend these homemade passionfruit cupcakes; they are so tasty and easy to make.

Sun-ripened golden and white-fleshed peaches and nectarines are still brimming with flavour. Peaches and nectarines are $3-$8 a kilo, depending on flesh colour and size.

Tangy limes are plentiful and very affordable at $5-$7 a kilo or 50¢-80¢ each; look for bulk buy specials. To maximise the volume of juice you get from a lime, roll limes between your palm and the benchtop to loosen fibres before cutting and juicing.

Creamy Queensland bananas are an Aussie favourite; prices are $3-$5 a kilo, depending on quality and size.

Royal Gala apples are available from late January through to August, they are medium in size, and the skin has a yellow base with red flushes. Royal galas apples are $3-$5 a kilo. To maintain the apples crunch, store them in the fridge. Alternative new season Red Delicious are $7 a kilo.

New-season Sheppard avocados have started. A pear-shaped avocado with creamy flesh that does not oxidise (go brown) when cut makes it ideal for adding to salads and sandwiches. Alternatively, select the fleshy Reed avocados; both varieties are available for $1.50-$3 each.

Get ready to tantalise your taste buds with the tangy and refreshing achacha (a-cha-cha)! These tropical delights boast creamy, white flesh and are only available for a limited time. Priced at $25 to $30 per kilo.



Leafy and nutritious kale is a popular choice for green juices, stir-frying or adding shredded to frittatas and omelettes. Add a bunch to your shopping list; it is only $2.50-$3 for a generous bunch. This sautéed kale, enoki, mushrooms & eggs dish is a delicious way to start or finish the day.

Versatile snake beans, also known as yard beans or long beans, are in season. Sold in bunches of around 40cm long, these beans are tender and ultra-versatile. Steam or stir-fry to serve as a side dish or add to a stir-fry. At just $2.50 to $3 per bunch, they're not only delicious but budget-friendly too!

With its attractive orange flesh and rich creamy texture, kumara is delicious roasted and enjoyed hot or cold in a salad or couscous dish. Spice it up with a little grated ginger, chopped coriander or cumin to make it extra special. Medium- to large-sized kumaras are $2-$4 a kilo. Delicious and sweet eating purple and white sweet potatoes are $4-$6 a kilo.

Nothing beats the flavour of fresh herbs to liven up the simplest of dishes. Try rosemary with lamb, potatoes or beef. Oregano complements capsicums, eggplant, pork chicken and zucchini. Fresh herbs are only $1-$1.50 a bunch, so keep some on hand.

Eggplant comes in many shapes, sizes and colours. It’s appreciated the world over for its taste and versatility. Try eggplant pan-fried- slice eggplant, and coat in flour, egg and breadcrumbs. Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat fry eggplant for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden. Eggplant is top value at $4 -$8 a kilo.

Bean sprouts are delicious in stir dishes and at $2.50-$3 for 150g packet, they add texture, taste and flavour.

Have you tried zucchini lately? It's like the superhero of vegetables! Whether you're whipping up muffins, pasta dishes, lasagna, or salads, zucchini has got you covered. So why not swing by your local fruit and veg shop this week and pick up some zucchini to get your creative juices flowing? Not sure where to start? How about trying out these delicious zucchini recipes to kick things off? Zucchini, tomato, bacon & egg slice. Zucchini are $4-$7 a kilo.

Looking to spruce up your meals with some extra nutrients? Look no further than mushrooms! These little wonders are available all year round, making them the perfect addition to any dish. With their unique texture and flavour, mushrooms can effortlessly elevate your everyday meals to new heights. Try this mushroom, leek & parmesan risotto. Mushrooms are $8-$12 a kilo.


Flowers This Valentine's Day, consider gifting these beautiful late-summer flowers to your special someone; from the delicate pink petals of oriental lilies to the cheerful blooms of chrysanthemums and gerberas, there's something for every floral enthusiast. Dive into a sea of colour with coral celosia and amaranthus, or delight in the elegance of tealstroemeriaxt and bouvardia. Don't miss out on the bold presence of dahlias and tuberoses, alongside the exotic charm of tiger lilies and hydrangeas. And let's not forget the sunny faces of tesunflowersxt and the tropical allure of ginger flowers, heliconia, and crab claws. With local terosesxt, lisianthus, and David Austin roses adding their own unique charm, late summer truly blossoms with beauty.

Please note that the prices quoted in this report only apply for the current week and are subject to variation based on product variety, size, quality, and the trading area. For more information, please feel free to contact Sue Dodd, Marketing Consultant, at 0438725453

Published On 2024-02-12 16:06:00

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