Sydney Markets Fresh Fruit Vegetable & Flower Report
2 - 8 MAY 2022


FRUIT

Fruit It is the perfect time to enjoy pears. Plump and delicious varieties such as Packham, Beurre Bosc and Corella are a rich source of fibre and loaded with naturally sweet juice. Packham and Beurre Bosc pears are $3-$4 a kilo and Corella $5-$7 a kilo, depending on size. This delicious moist pear gingerbread cake makes a delicious Mother’s Day treat.

Lemons are tangy, refreshing and versatile. Eureka lemons are firm, thick-skinned lemons with high juice content. Homemade lemon curd is a tasty way to use lemons or add lemon rind and juice to pastry, pancakes or puddings. Lemons are $4-$8 a kilo. Adding lemon juice to a chicken roast takes to a new level of flavour. Try this Roast garlic and lemon chicken.

You are spoiled for choice when it comes to apples. Pink Lady, Fuji, Jazz, Kanzi, Royal Gala, Golden Delicious, Mi, Red Delicious and Granny Smith are all in-season. Depending on the variety, size, and grade, apples range from $3-$7 a kilo.

Feijoas are also called pineapple guava; this oval-shaped, green-skinned fruit has a flavour similar to guava with a more pineapple flavour and a short season. You’ll find feijoa at your local greengrocer for around $3 each.

The distinctly flavoured tangy juice of mandarins can be used the same way as orange juice in sweet and savoury dishes. Kids love easy peeling, seedless mandarins, making them healthy for school lunch boxes. Pick up a kilo of mandarins for $4-$6, depending on variety and size.

Adding diced fruit to your favourite breakfast cereal is a healthy way to start the day, and with Aussie grown, green kiwifruit in season and available for this week at $4-$10 a kilo, it makes good sense to enjoy kiwifruit.

Attractive ruby-coloured and antioxidant-rich pomegranates contain jewel-like seeds bursting with juice and flavour. Sprinkle the seeds over a range of dishes; use the juice for salad dressings or marinades. Pomegranate complements lamb, duck and chicken dishes. Liven up couscous, eggplant and hummus with a spoonful of pomegranate seeds. Depending on size and quality, pomegranates are $4-$8 each.

Papaya is a good source of vitamin A and C, helpful in building immunity. This tropical fruit is a fabulous breakfast fruit. Papaya is $4-$6 a kilo, around $6-$7 each.

VEGETABLES

Vegetables Locally grown leafy Asian leafy greens are bouncing back after the recent rain. This week you can pick up a bunch for $2.50-$3.50.

Brushed potatoes are sold unwashed and are mainly the Coliban and Sequoia varieties. Suitable for French fries, mashing and roasting, they’re also the preferred choice for jacket potatoes. Pick up a 5-kilo bag for potatoes are a top buy at $6.50-$7 a kilo.

Fennels' crisp texture and distinctive mild aniseed flavour are delicious with lamb, fish and tomato. Enjoy it raw, sautéed or baked. Add fennel to a veggie traybake, salads and its delicious serve with salmon. Fennel is $2.50-$3 a bulb.

There are many ways to enjoy eggplant, roasted, grilled, barbecued or added to a curry. Try this Moroccan roasted eggplants with lamb. Eggplant retails for $4-$8 a kilo this week.

Love or loath them, there is no denying that Brussels sprouts are loaded with goodness and this week, retailing for $8-$12 a kilo.

Tender, juicy new-season ginger is mild in flavour and less fibrous than old ginger. Fresh ginger is pale in colour, and its thin skin reduces its shelf life. The best way to store this ginger is to; peel ginger and place it in a jar covered with sherry, gin or rice wine and store it in the refrigerator, it keeps well, and the liquid takes on a delicious ginger flavour and is a tasty addition to a stir-fry. New-season ginger is retailing at $15-$17 a kilo.

Swedes have a distinctive colour, flavour and texture. Swedes are popular additions to stews, casseroles, and soups during the cooler months. Whip up a Swede and potato gratin. Swedes are $5-$6 a kilo or around $3 each.

There are good supplies of quality Tasmanian, Griffith and South Australian brown onions in store this week for $3-$3.50 a kilo. Onions are the star ingredient in this tasty French onion soup; sautéing onions over a low heat draws out their natural sweetness.

Flavoursome celery is a reliable and versatile veggie used as a flavour base for soups, casseroles, salads and stir-fries. This low-cal pear, grape and chicken chopped salad makes an excellent lunch or lite dinner. Celery is $4-$5 a bunch.

FLOWERS

Flowers Put a smile on mum face with a beautiful boutique of fresh-cut flowers. Your local florist has all the best quality and variety and will create a memorable bouquet for your Mum. In season this week, local Disbuds, Daisy Spider and Pom Pom chrysanthemums, Erica, ornamental kales, stock, parrot tulips, hyacinth, carnations, lisianthus, tiger lilies, roses, black calla lilies, silver dollar gum, orchards and celosia.

Learn more about chrysanthemums, including the different types and colour meanings with our article Five different types of Mums




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, tel 0438 725 453


Published On 2022-05-02 15:07:59

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