8 - 14 January 2024 update Sydney Market that includes availability and price of seasonal fruits, vegetables and flowers. Also includes recipe suggestions.



Brimming with the luscious sweetness of summer and juiciness, the selection of yellow and white-fleshed peaches and nectarines at your local greengrocer truly shines. Sourced from orchards in regions of Victoria and South Australia, these fruits are priced between $4 and $12 a kilo, varying according to varieties and sizes.

New-season grapes are sweet and crunchy, with most white, red and black varieties selling for $10 to $20 per kilo, however, newer premium varieties such as Sweet Globe, Autumn Crisp and Ralli are available at up to $30 per kilo.

Indulge in the succulence of late-season cherries, plump and bursting with flavour. At this time of the year, cherries hail from Tasmania, and the quality and size are top-notch. Priced between $16 and $60 per kilo, the cost varies based on the varieties and size.

Exquisite lychees from North Queensland orchards are in season. Choose from a range of varieties, with lychees priced between $12 and $55 per kilo. Top-end lychees like the grand Erdon Lee are an exceptional variety, with the average lychee, growing to an impressive four times larger than traditional varieties. They are sweet and small-seeded.

Treat yourself to a new season red and yellow-fleshed plums– they're all juicy and bursting with that perfect sweet and tangy kick—a delicious snack to brighten your day or poach them and serve with a dollop of sweetened yoghurt. Plums range in price from $4-$16 a kilo, depending on the variety.

Sensational summer berries are plentiful. Blueberries are $1.50-$5 a punnet (including Jumbo-size), raspberries are $3-$6 a punnet, blackberries are $3-$5 a punnet and Victorian strawberries are $2- $6 a punnet. Due to recent rain in Victoria, strawberry's shelf life may be reduced, so buy strawberries as you need them. Mix a bowl and serve with muesli and pancakes, or fold through cream to make a yummy berry fool.

Tropical, tasty red-fleshed papaya is a luscious fruit; enjoy some this week for only $3-$6 a kilo. To make the flavour pop, drizzle with fresh lime juice.

Select from three varieties, Kensington Pride, Calypso and R2E2, mangoes with prices ranging from $4-$6 each.

Summer is the peak time for richly flavoured tomatoes. With such a wide variety now available, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a range of tomatoes with different shapes, colours, textures and flavours. Your local greengrocer will have the best range and quality tomatoes this week; enjoy multi-coloured Medley tomatoes, tasty Truss, bite-size cherry and grape tomatoes, or softer-flavoured packed heirloom tomatoes. Depending on your choice, tomatoes will start at $2 a punnet to $10 per kilo.



Kickstart your salad creation with a fresh Cos or Iceberg lettuce for only $2.50 to $3.50 each. Elevate the experience by drenching your greens in one of our three super tasty homemade salad dressings:

Choose a smooth eggplant with a firm, glossy skin that feels weighty for its size – all at a wallet-friendly price of $3 to $6 per kilo. Dive into a variety of delicious preparations, from roasting and grilling to barbecuing or baking, for a versatile and tasty meal experience. Now's the perfect moment to make the switch to snake beans, especially with the rise in green bean prices. Snake beans offer a budget-friendly alternative without compromising on freshness and taste. Snake beans are $2-$3 a bunch.

Asian greens are top quality and value this week. For maximum flavour and freshness, buy Asian greens regularly and cook them only until just tender. Asian greens are $2-$3 a bunch.

Tuck into a juicy golden sweetcorn this week for $1.30-$1.50 per cob. Add corn kernels to a burger patty for sweetness, colour and extra fibre or char-grill cobs for added smoky flavour. Try these corn, coriander & chicken burgers.

Versatile zucchinis are a top buy for $3-$6 a kilo. Barbecue, char-grill, or grate raw and add to cooked pasta like this zucchini, tomato & basil spaghetti with ricotta. Zucchini is also a tasty addition to a cake batter, adding extra nutritional value, moisture, and a delicate flavour.

Basils, aromatic leaves and distinctive fragrance make it a versatile summer herb that has earned a cherished place in kitchens worldwide. Known for its bright green appearance and peppery yet sweet flavour, basil adds a delightful depth to a range of dishes. Whether used in Italian classics like pesto, infused in oils or sprinkled fresh over salads, basil's culinary prowess knows no bounds. Pick up a bunch of fresh Basil for $3-$4 a bunch. Try this basil, spinach & olive pesto, ricotta & tomato bruschetta.

Summer radishes add a pleasant, peppery flavour to salads and crudités. Newer radish varieties include the watermelon radish, French radish and multi-coloured mixed bunches. Fabulous for making salads colourful and exciting. Radishes are available for $3-$4 a bunch.

Rich in vitamins A and C, orange sweet potato makes a delicious potato salad and is ideal for making wedges. At $3-$4 a kilo, they are good value.

Crisp bunches of summer Victorian-grown celery are a good buy at $3-$4.


Flowers Brighten your home or office desk with a vibrant array of flowering gum, sunflowers, agapanthus, hydrangea, lisianthus, zinnia, dahlias, celosia, pineapple lilies, bouvardia, peirus, achillea, tuberose, oriental lilies, or water lilies, complemented by amaranthus, lupins, lotus pods, and an extensive variety of lush greenery. To ensure their longevity, don't forget to trim the stems and refresh the water every two days, guaranteeing you enjoy the maximum vase life of these beautiful blooms.

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 2024-01-08 15:56:00

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