15 - 21 April update Sydney Market that includes availability and price of seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also includes recipe suggestions.



There is a superb selection of apples in season in April. Apple prices vary between $4 and $8 per kilo, so there's something for everyone's taste buds and budget! Keep an eye out for new-season Bravo apples. They have a deep burgundy skin colour and vibrant, sweet, juicy white flesh that does not brown quickly.

Depending on size, Beurre Bosc pears range from $3-$4 per kilo. Preparing poached pears is effortless. When immersed in their poaching syrup, pears absorb the flavours and transform into a delectable dessert. For a delightful treat, experiment with poaching or roasting firm Beurre Bosc. Try this roasted pears with honey and walnuts.

Shepard avocados are a delicious and nutritious addition to autumn dishes. You can dice them up and add them to salads and tacos or mash them with sweet chilli sauce to serve in a burrito with barbecued chicken. Shepard avocados cost between $1-$3 each.

Feijoa season is short; now is the time to enjoy this oval shape with smooth green skin. Feijoa has a distinctive flavour that's difficult to describe, it's often likened to a mix of pineapple, guava, and mint, with a hint of strawberry or kiwi. They are in store for $1-$3 each, depending on size or $10-$20 a kilo.

It's chestnut season! They're a true autumn delight and bursting with a sweet and nutty flavour. Begin by splitting and roasting them, then peel them while they're warm for an irresistible treat. These roasted, peeled, and chopped chestnuts elevate dishes like rice and lentils, San Choy Bau, or autumn salads. Prices vary depending on size, ranging from $5 to $12 per kilo.

This week, a fabulous assortment of juicy and naturally sweet Aussie table grapes is still available. Choose from green, pink, or black-skinned varieties, with prices ranging from $3 to $20 a kilo, depending on the variety.

Pomegranates are a favourite addition to classic rice and couscous dishes of the Middle East and ground meat dishes of India and Pakistan. They add sweetness and something special to a dish. Pomegranates are in season now, and the quality is excellent. Expect to pay $1-$5 each. Pomegranates make this tasty Moroccan roasted butternut pumpkin with feta extra special.

New-season Imperial mandarins are a delicious citrus fruit known for their juicy and fragrant flesh. They are easy to peel, making them a convenient and popular snack option. Not only are they tasty, but they are also a healthy natural source of vitamin C, which helps support a healthy immune system. Pick up a kilo this week for $5-$7; the peak supply occurs from May to September.

Fuyu fruit, also known as sweet persimmon, is a type of persimmon known for its sweet and mild flavour. Unlike other varieties, sweet persimmons can be enjoyed when they are still firm and crisp without becoming mushy or astringent. Depending on size and quality, prices range from $1 to $3 each.

Sweet, succulent figs are still available at your local greengrocer, but only for a little longer. Roasting figs brings out their natural sweetness and creates a delicious caramelised flavour. Cut the figs in half and roast them in the oven with a drizzle of honey or balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of cinnamon or rosemary. Figs are $1-$3 each, depending on the size or $4-$6 a punnet for smaller figs.

Tangy autumn limes are loaded with juicy goodness. Your local greengrocer will have limes for around 30c-$1 each or a kilo bag ready to go for $3-$10 a kilo, depending on size. Make this tangy lime curd while limes are in peak season.



Kale is a nutritional powerhouse that brings both flavour and versatility. Enjoy it raw in salads or sautéed with garlic for a savoury side. Blend it into smoothies for a nutritious boost, or bake it into crispy chips for a guilt-free snack. With kale, the options are endless and delicious! Kale is $2-$4 a bunch.

Whether you prefer them baked, microwaved, mashed, or boiled, potatoes are the perfect canvas for delicious meals. Remember, it's not the potato that adds kilojoules, but what you choose to pair it with. Prices range from $2.50 to $6 per kilo, depending on variety. Consider buying a 5-kilo bag of Desiree or Brushed potatoes for extra value.

Add broccolini in the trolley for $2.50-$4 a bunch. It's a healthy choice and delicious for steamed, sautéed, roasted, or grilled. Cooking broccolini on the char grill adds a tasty smoky flavour. Serve as a side dish or chop and add to salads.

Bok choy, choy sum, and gai lum are Asian leafy greens that are not only fast to cook but also packed with essential nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, and antioxidants while low in kilojoules. This week, you can steam or stir-fry them for a quick and healthy meal for around $2 to $3 per bunch.

The new season of Victorian artichokes have started. These delicious and nutritious vegetables are rich in antioxidants, fibre, and minerals. Head to your local grocer and pick up some fresh Victorian artichokes for $2.50-$3 each.

Carrots are stars in the kitchen in the cooler months. Use vivid carrots for soups, roasting, mashing, casseroles, and stir-fries. Roasting in the air fryer with fresh thyme makes them delicious and easy to prepare. A one-kilo bag is a thrifty purchase at $1.50-$2.50; alternatively, larger-sized premium carrots are $2.50-$3 a kilo.

Pumpkins' golden flesh and natural sweetness offer so many possibilities. Roast with chopped sage and toss pumpkin through pasta, gnocchi, or an autumn salad. Pumpkins are good value at $1.50-$3 a kilo, but they are always cheaper when purchased whole.

Rosemary is delicious, teamed with pumpkin, lamb, garlic, parmesan cheese, potatoes, yoghurt, chicken and pork. Picture succulent cubes of lamb or pork threaded onto fragrant rosemary skewers, sizzling on the barbecue. The aroma is irresistible, the flavours divine. You will find bunches for $2.50-$3 at your local greengrocer.


Flowers What's in season at your local florist in April: chrysanthemums in a wide range of colours and different flower heads, lisianthus in bold to soft tones, paper daisy, bird of paradise, dahlia, hyacinth, roses, tulips, sweet William, protea, silver dollar gum, and potted cyclamen.

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 2024-04-15 15:40:00

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