24 - 30 April 2023 update Sydney Market that includes availability and price of seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also includes recipe suggestions.


Fruit It’s the best week of the season to enjoy sweet persimmon; prices are as cheap as 50¢ -$3 each.

Bananas are an excellent snack despite their creamy texture, as they do not contain any fat. You can use bananas to enhance your breakfast by adding them to bread, pancakes, muffins, or cakes. Alternatively, blend them with other ingredients to create a delicious smoothie. This week, bananas are readily available at very reasonable prices, costing between $2 to $3 per kilo.

Aussie apple season is here with a wide range of varieties to enjoy, including Fuji, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Envy, Kanzi, Jazz, Royal Gala, and Pink Lady priced between $2 to $8 per kilo. Also, try the new Bravo apple with deep burgundy skin and sweet, juicy, white flesh that doesn't brown quickly; ideal for school lunch boxes.

Boost your vitamin C - add diced kiwifruit to your favourite breakfast cereal and kick-start your day healthily. Australian-grown green kiwifruit is $3 to $6 per kilo, and New Zealand-grown gold kiwifruit is $10 to $12 per kilo.

Have you tried new-season Imperial mandarins? I recommend adding some to your shopping list. Pick up a kilo of mandarins for $4-$6. Mandarins make a convenient snack, but they can also be used in the same way as oranges.

Pomegranates, with their attractive ruby hue and high antioxidant content, are a fruit you should take advantage of. They contain juicy and flavourful jewel-like seeds that burst in your mouth with every bite. These seeds can be sprinkled over various dishes, including salads, while their juice is delightful when used to make salad dressings or marinades. Pomegranates are $3-$5 each.

Exotic and sweet quinces are in season and are $3-$5 per kg. Unlike apples and pears, they require cooking. Peel, halve and seed the fruit, wrap in foil with butter, honey, or maple syrup, and then bake until tender.

Golden lemons are a must-have in any kitchen! This super versatile fruit can be used in various dishes, from savoury meals to dressings and desserts, thanks to its tangy flavour that adds a zingy taste to any dish. TIP: A single lemon yields around 1/4 cup of juice and 1 tablespoon of grated zest, making it a highly efficient ingredient. Your local greengrocer has lemons for $3-$5 per kilo.


Vegetables Brussels sprouts are incredibly versatile and are delicious roasted, sautéed, or even eaten raw in salads. When cooked properly, their slightly bitter taste is balanced with a touch of sweetness, making them a delicious addition to any meal. Try them as a side dish or incorporate them into your favourite recipes for an added nutritional boost. Nutritious Brussels sprouts are $6-$11 a kilo.

Celery is a fantastic addition to numerous dishes, from salads and stir-fries to soups and stews. Its crisp texture and mild, refreshing flavour make it a versatile ingredient for savoury dishes. And with prices ranging from $2-$3 per bunch, celery is an affordable and healthy option for anyone looking to add more vegetables to their diet.

Indulge in the subtle, unique flavour of fennel, whether raw or cooked. At just $2-$2.50 per bulb, it's a fantastic bargain that adds sophistication to any meal. Pair with seafood, chicken or tender lamb shanks to elevate classic dishes. The versatility of fennel makes it a must-have in any food lover's kitchen.

Broccoli is a true powerhouse of natural goodness; however, to preserve broccoli's vibrant colour and flavour, it's best to cook it quickly after picking. Whether you prefer classic broccoli or its more elegant cousin, broccolini, you can find them at affordable prices. Broccoli typically costs around $3-$5 per kilogram; alternatively, broccolini is $2-$3 per bunch. Enjoy these delicious and nutritious veggies in your salads, stir-fries, or roasted dishes.

Eggplant is a versatile and affordable vegetable at just $3-$4 per kilo, perfect for any budget. Roast, grill, barbecue, or add it to curries to enjoy its delicious flavour.

Pick up chestnuts and freeze them for later, then add a flavour boost to your autumn meals. At $5-$10 per kilo, chestnuts are a versatile and healthy ingredient that can be used in various dishes, from autumn salads to roasted cauliflower and steamed Brussels sprouts. With their sweet, nutty flavour, chestnuts will make any meal special.

Cabbage is a true culinary dynamo that offers both versatility and nutrition. With its distinct, crunchy texture and mild flavour, leafy cabbage provides many options for crafting various dishes, from salads and slaws to stir-fries and stews. Like Brussels sprouts, its flavour changes when you char-grill, roast, air fry or barbecue wedges. Take a fresh look at cabbage and try something new – plain cabbage is $3-$5 a head, and crinkly-leafed Savoy cabbage is $5-$6 ahead.

Fall in love with pumpkins this season! These bright and flavourful veggies are the perfect addition to your autumn meals. Whether you prefer savoury dishes like pumpkin soup, curry, roasted pumpkin salad, or sweet treats like pumpkin scones, there's a pumpkin for the job. Pumpkins are $1.50-$3 a kilo, depending if they are whole or cut.

Look specials on 1-kilo bags of brown onions at $2-$4 a kilo. Onions have antibacterial and antiviral properties that can help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of infections. Slow-cooking onions over low heat until they are brown and caramelised can bring out their natural sweetness and add depth of flavour to dishes like soups, stews, and sandwiches. Try this kumara & caramelised onion tortilla.


Flowers A terrific selection of fresh-cut flowers is available this week, including daisy and pom chrysanthemum sunflowers, tulips, fragrant roses, dahlia, bird of paradise, gerbera, snapdragons, stock, Oriental lilies, zinnia, protea, Easter daisies and celosia. Team flowers with shapely, colourful or textural foliage to gift or create a beautiful arrangement for your home.

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 2023-04-24 16:36:00

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