Market Update Friday 24th May

Written by martins-produce | Posted on 24 May 2024

Market Update Friday 24th May

Fruit

Avocado – We are now using Queensland fruit, which is slightly more expensive. Shepards are cheaper if you want but we do not recommend.

Bananas – prices still high and are ripening quickly.

Blueberries – no changes, local Jumbo fruit still getting $11-$12 each, but fruit is very good.

Cherries – USA are now available but will be at least $26/kg, 5kg boxes. Great quality.

Dates – P/P will not be available for a couple of months. 5kg bulk is still available.

Dragon Fruit – Red and White flesh has been coming in but usually sells quick, we will do our best to breakdown boxes but we can’t always do that.

Kiwi fruit – Beautiful new season Donnybrook kiwi fruit has started, very nice. Gold Kiwi Fruit loose and pre-packs are available.

Mandarins – Local clementines and imperials are nice but no large fruit yet.

Melons – Rockmelon and Honeydews will be very short for a few weeks, prices won’t come down until Kununurra kicks in.

Oranges – We are now using only Moora fruit, 13kg trays. Price hasn’t changed but should come down in a few weeks.

Pineapples – Queensland rains still causing problems, supply very short and prices increased this week.

Pinkladys – although new season, as usual growers not sending their best fruit in, quality just ok with some sugar bruising.

Strawberries – We sent out mostly Wanneroo fruit this week with good feedback. They should be ok for next week but we can still use SA fruit if local is short.

Watermelon – Ceres Kununurra watermelon is fantastic, prices firm.

 

Vegetables

Beans – I’m not happy with quality or price, very difficult line at the moment. A small number of KBs are coming in but we will only use these as a backup until stringless finish.

Burpless – cucumber supply is still short, prices up close to $4 each.

Broccoli – supply is steady.

Cabbages – supply has improved, and prices have eases, red and savoy still very short.

Cauliflowers – supply has improved, and prices have dropped, Canzirri 8 counts have been sensational this week again.

Capsicum Red/Yellow – Still extremely short in supply. We sent some slightly cheaper Carnarvon fruit out this week but not good enough for a shelf.

Eggs – supply is still poor. You might receive some 600g dozens rather 700g depending on what comes in.

Potato – All farms raised their prices last week and we have been getting cut-back slightly on supply.

Snow/Sugar – Local growers have started picking but volume very light, prices very firm.

Tomatoes – Supply is very short.

 

Have a great weekend everyone 😊

 

Wes

Market Update Friday 24th May

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