25 - 31 March update Sydney Market that includes availability and price of seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also includes recipe suggestions.



A bumper crop of freshly harvested apples is waiting for you at your local greengrocer. Perfect for snacking or whipping up some delicious autumn desserts, apples are going for $4 to $10 a kilo, depending on the type and size. Give the new season Kanzi apples a try—they’ve got a refreshing, crunchy texture and a subtly sweet flavour. They’re selling for $6 to $8 a kilo.

Pomegranates are getting more love these days for their antioxidant goodness and vibrant ruby-coloured seeds. Good news—it’s pomegranate season in Australia! You can snag one for $3 to $6 each. Try making a tasty pumpkin, pomegranate, and chickpea tabouli salad for a burst of flavour.

Persimmons are a classic favourite, but the new non-astringent sweet variety also sold a Fuyu are stealing the show. They’re best enjoyed firm and crunchy or left to ripen until the flesh is soft and resembles apricot jam. Grab some firm fruit for around $3 to $4.50 each.

With their curvy shapes and versatility, Pears are perfect for elegant desserts and adding sweetness to salads. Dive into a juicy, fibre-packed William, Packham or Beurru Bosc pear for $3 to $6 a kilo, or opt for the squat-shaped Corella pear, priced at $6 to $8 a kilo.

Check out the superb selection of grapes at your local greengrocer right now. If you’re into sweet and crunchy, we love the Black Sapphire, Crimson Seedless and Thompson Seedless grapes, priced at $4 to $14 a kilo. Treat yourself to a sweet and delicious fig and grape cake this Easter.

Who doesn’t love bananas? They’re smooth and creamy and packed with vitamins B6 and C. Did you know that just one banana gives you almost 30% of your daily vitamin C fix? And at $3 to $4 a kilo, they’re a total bargain! This no-bake banana and caramel tart is a scrumptious dessert for entertaining.

Easy to peel, early-season Tangold seedless mandarins (a taste cross between Murcott and Afourer varieties) have started to appear in-store. New-season fruit is now available for around $7-$8 a kilo, depending on its size.

If you’re enjoying seafood over Easter, it’s time to fill your fruit bowl with lemons and limes. These super versatile fruits are ideal for marinades, dressings, sweet, tangy desserts, and baked goods. An average-sized lemon yields approximately 1/4 cup of juice and 1 tablespoon of grated zest, while limes yield 2 tablespoons of juice. Lemons and limes are $5-$10 a kilo.

Late-season plums are heavenly for snacking and creating mouthwatering autumn desserts like compotes and crumbles. They are priced between $4 and $10 per kilogram, and varieties like Autumn Giant, Angelino, September Candy, and October Sun are still available.



Pumpkins are like the chameleons of the veggie world. You can toss them into gnocchi, bread, sweet tarts, or pies. If comfort food is your jam, roast some wedges with garlic, whip up a mash, or add roasted chucks to a salad like this butternut pumpkin, spinach & pomegranate rice salad. Jap, Butternut, and Jarrahdale pumpkins are going for $2-$3 a kilo when you buy them whole.

For flavour, value, and convenience, grab a kilo of button, cup, or flat mushrooms at $12 to $15 a kilo. They’re loaded with B-group vitamins and fibre, making them both nutritious and delicious. Try our leek, mushroom, and baby spinach risotto.

Fennel has a lively aniseed flavour that adds a fresh Mediterranean twist to your meals. Thinly slice it and serve it in a salad with wedges of Packham pear, toasted walnuts, and pecorino cheese, or try this easy and fresh fennel, bean, and BBQ chicken salad. Fennel bulbs are priced at $2.50 to $3 each.

When prepping leeks, remove all dirt stuck between the leaves. Trim off the dark green tops and roots, halve the leek, and wash thoroughly in cold water. Leeks are priced at $3 to $3.50 each and have a mild onion flavour that’s sweeter than onions.

Freshly harvested Victorian chestnuts are in abundance. These gluten-free gems boast a nutty flavour and creamy flesh. Try chestnuts roasted with Brussels sprouts, or enjoy them hot and peeled with a glass of wine. Just cut a shallow cross in the shell, roast for 20 minutes in a moderate oven, and then peel them while they’re warm. Chestnuts retail at $6 to $14 a kilo, depending on variety and size.

Fresh herbs can really jazz up a meal, and don’t forget about their medicinal benefits! Sage, rosemary, and thyme pair well with pork, while coriander, basil, parsley, or oregano complement chicken and fish. For lamb, go for mint, rosemary, or thyme; for beef, try oregano, coriander, lemongrass, or continental parsley. Fresh herbs cost $2.50 to $3 a bunch, and basil is priced at $3 to $4.

Autumn eggplants come in various shades of purple and are incredibly versatile. They’re sure to impress, whether crumbed or roasted and added to a salad. Depending on the variety, eggplants retail at $6 to $8 a kilo.

Potatoes are a classic staple that’s both nourishing and hearty. Boiled, mashed, or roasted, they’re easy to prepare and come in various varieties. South Australian red-skinned Desire potatoes are a great all-purpose option, with a 5-kilo bag priced at $9-$11 or the brushed potatoes in 5-kilo bags for $7-$8.


Flowers Long-lasting Easter daisies in purple, pink, and white are great value. Dahlias are available in an array of colours and shapes, and birds of paradise are striking. Siam tulips, celosia, lisianthus, sedum, and veronica are popular choices. Fragrant mini roses come in a kaleidoscope of colours, and there is a fantastic. Potted Cyclamen are a delightful indoor plant that makes a lovely Easter gift.

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 2024-03-25 17:15:21

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