26 Feb - 3 March update Sydney Market that includes availability and price of seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also includes recipe suggestions.



Red Love apples, red-skinned and pinkish-red flesh apples now in season, offer a delightful flavour reminiscent of Granny Smith apples. It is ideal for cooking, juicing, baking or adding a colourful touch to a cheeseboard. Cultivated in Lenswood, Victoria, these apples trace their roots back to Switzerland. They are priced between $8-$10 per kilo and are a premium choice. Alternatively, opt for the new season Gala, Mi, Fuji, or Jazz apples, which are available at $3-$8 per kilo. To preserve their crispiness, store apples in the refrigerator's crisper section.

Late summer is the best time to make the most of plums. Eat out of hand. Poach, stew or microwave. Use for desserts, tarts and pies or whip up a batch of plum jam or chutney. Puree and use for sweet and savoury sauces. Plums are $3-$15 a kilo, depending on variety.

Now is the ideal moment to indulge in late-season peaches and nectarines. Whip up delightful desserts such as a peach & passionfruit tart or roasted peaches with sweet Shiraz syrup—they're both simple to make. You can find peaches and nectarines priced between $4-$10 per kilo. With a wide range of varieties and sizes still on offer, seize the opportunity to savour these fruits before the season ends.

Australia's Mildura and Robinvale regions produce top-quality grapes perfect for fresh consumption and cooking. They pair well with cheese or make a delicious addition to salads. Most are seedless, except for Muscats and Red Globe varieties. Prices range from $4-$20 per kilo.

Enjoy the seasonal treat of figs, known for their delicate texture and pink flesh, which are great for sweet and savoury dishes. Give our fig, rocket, prosciutto, and feta pizza a try. Figs are priced between $1-$3 depending on size and quality.

Williams’ pears are $3-$5 a kilo, depending on the size. Add flavoursome pear slices to salads, poach for breakfast to serve with yoghurt and muesli, or add to a cake or crumble. Australian nashi season has started. Crunchy like an apple and juicy like a pear, Nash's retail is at around $3-$3.50 each.

Enjoy aromatic Victorian strawberries, rich in heart-healthy flavonoids, at $3-$6 per punnet. Try our Strawberry salsa pancakes for a delicious twist!

Medley tomatoes are a mix of different tomato varieties, often including cherry, grape, and pear tomatoes. They come in various colours, including red, yellow, and orange, offering a visually appealing mix. Punnets of medley tomatoes typically offer a well-balanced flavour profile, combining sweetness with tanginess. Each variety contributes its unique taste, resulting in a flavourful blend. Sold in 200g and 400g punnets, expect to pay $3-$6 this week.

Tropical-tasting papaya is plentiful this week. Serve slices with a drizzle of lime juice. Papaya is $5-$7 a kilo.



With its enticing orange flesh and creamy texture, kumara is a culinary delight, whether roasted or served cold in salads or couscous dishes. It pairs wonderfully with aromatic spices such as rosemary, cinnamon, chilli, ginger, coriander, or cumin. Medium to large-sized kumaras are priced between $2 and $4 per kilo.

Transform a versatile pumpkin into a delightful meal this week. Jap pumpkins, known for their vibrant orange flesh and sweet, nutty flavours, roast up beautifully. Whole Jap pumpkins typically cost between $2 and $2.50 per kilo, while the price may go up to $3-$3.50 per kilo once cut.

Whether grilled, roasted, or stuffed, eggplants make it a nutritious addition to your meals. Picking up a kilo this week for $3-$6 a kilo. This mouthwatering Japanese-style Miso & chilli-glazed roasted eggplant dish is perfect as a side or paired with rice or soba noodles for a satisfying meal.

Entice the family with a range of carrot delights, from roasted carrots to carrot juice and even carrot cake. Experiment with honey and sesame seed stir-fried carrots or incorporate them into a healthy stir-fry. Enjoy the quality Tasmania and Victorian carrots, priced between $2-$3 per kilo.

Asian leafy greens such as on choy, bok choy, and choy sum offer both simplicity and affordability, priced between $2 - $3 per bunch. Enhance their flavour by finely grating or mincing new-season fresh ginger, then sautéing it in sesame oil until fragrant. Add the leafy greens and stir-fry until tender for a delicious and nutritious dish.

Slender, fleshy, dark green snake beans are tender, mild-flavoured, and versatile. Snake beans are at their peak freshness and value in early autumn, selling for $3-$4 a bunch. Traditional machine-harvested green beans are $6-$8 a kilo and hand-picked $8-$15 a kilo. Try this Asian snake bean, herb & chilli salad.


FlowersLate summer to early autumn offers a stunning array of flowers. Pop into your local florist or greengrocer and pick up a bunch of lisianthus, pineapple lily, Siam tulips, sedum, beehive ginger, sunflowers, kale, roses, chrysanthemums, hanging amaranth, tulips, bachelor button, snowberry, asters, Veronica, queen Anne's lace, or tiger lilies. Additionally, late-season hydrangeas are still in stock, adding to the vibrant selection.

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 2024-02-26 17:03:00

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