Sydney Markets Fresh Fruit Vegetable & Flower Report
2 - 7 October 2018


FRUIT

Ultra-juicy blood orange season is coming to an end. Snap up the last of the seasons blood oranges and enjoy in salad or a dessert. Blood oranges are selling for $3-$5 a kilo, depending on size.

Luscious Northern Territory Kensington Pride mangoes are available for $3-$5 each, depending on size.

For a tropical breakfast, team sliced banana with sliced papaya and pineapple. Drizzle with blood orange juice and serve with thick natural yoghurt and toasted coconut or whip Mangoes & Bananas With Palm Sugar Cream. Creamy spring bananas are $3-$4 a kilo.

Brimming with healthy goodness, tropical-tasting papaya from Far North Queensland is a $3-$6 a kilo. A fragrant aroma is a good indication of good flavour. Team with blueberries and start your day with these Papaya Breakfast Bowls.

Super nutritious and brimming with antioxidants fresh blueberries are sweet and plump. Enjoy blueberries as a low kilojoule snack, no preparation required, just rinse in cold water or tried this No-Bake Blueberry & Sweet Ricotta Tart Blueberries are $3-$4 a punnet.

Golden-yellow skinned honeydew and tasty rockmelons from Queensland are a choice buy at $3-$5 each. Teamed with haloumi this Rockmelon 'Carpaccio' & Haloumi Salad is a tasty starter.

Super-juicy, golden fleshed pineapples are naturally refreshing, versatile and a good source of vitamin C. Kids adore frozen slices of pineapple as a refreshing, tangy treat or add fresh pineapple pieces to a pizza toppings or thread onto kebabs. Pineapples are $3-$5 each, depending on size.

VEGETABLES

Pale, aromatic bulbs of fennel are delicious eating and fantastic value at $1-$1.50 a head. Fennel has virtually no fat and few kilojoules making it an ideal ingredient for those trying to control weight. This Blood Orange, Fennel And Chicken Salad is quick and easy.

Luscious Aussie asparagus from Koo Wee Rup in Victoria and Mildura is tender, has great flavour and is very affordable now at $2,50-$3 a bunch. Look for multi buy specials at your local greengrocer.

Make the most of globe artichokes while they are only $1-$2 a head.

English spinach has a more delicate flavour and is ideal for tossing through pasta or noodles dishes. Minimal cooking is required or use raw. This nutrient-rich Apple, Spinach and Mint Green Smoothie is great for detoxing your body. English spinach is $1-$1.50 a bunch.

Ultra-versatile Iceberg lettuce is a good size and super value at $2-$3 a head. Serve cut into wedges, the perfect way to gather a tasty dressing. Try our Lettuce, Cucumber, Radish & Chicken Salad.

Fresh and tasty bok choy is delicious steamed or tossed in a hot wok. Select bunches with crunchy pale stems and fresh-looking green leaves. Bok choy is a bargain at $1-$1.50 a bunch.

Generally sold wrapped in plastic to protect its thin, tender skin and moist content, Telegraph cucumbers are in season and a thrifty $1.50-$2.50 each. Dice and add to a salsa or grate and whip up a Tzatziki Dip.

Plump, ripe, red Queensland salad tomatoes – are a bargain at $3-$5 a kilo.

Flavoursome broad beans are still available for $4-$7 a kilo. Remove bean from the pod, shell a second time then simmer in boiling water until just tender. Broad beans team superbly with chicken, lamb, mushrooms, feta, mint, potatoes and artichokes.

Golden fleshed Queensland grown Jap pumpkins are plentiful. Add diced roasted pumpkin, to a salad or serve warm in pasta dishes with fried sage leaves. Jap pumpkins are $1-$2 a kilo whole, you’ll pay a little more if cut.

Crisp, tender and naturally sweet snow peas are $7-$10 a kilo. The smaller pods are the most tender. Kick star your healthier eating plan with this Low-Fat Spring Greens & Chicken Salad.

FLOWERS

There is a fabulous selection of superb quality fresh flowers available this week at your local florist. Spring blooms include, red and white waratahs, king protea, ranunculus, boronia, sweet peas, stock, lily of the valley, anemones snapdragons, Queen Anne’s lace, flannel flowers, daisies, tulips, freesias, stock, iris, lavender, waratahs, alstroemeria, kangaroo paw, poppies, bird of paradise, paper daisy, peppercorn foliage, gerbera and delphinium.

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, Retailer Support Manager on mobile 0438 725 453.



Published On 2018-10-02 15:35:00

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