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Market Report July 1st 2020

Variety of fruits

Fresh market update: Wednesday 1st - Tuesday 7th of July 2020

Product Report

This week we will give you an overview of what is happening with different produce in the market place.

Great Value Produce Fruits

- New season Tangelos, Blood Oranges, Pre-Pack and Loose Cara Cara are in stock at a great value

- Rockmelon and Honeydew Melon are eating great and priced to sell

- Queensland Strawberries are eating much better and good value. Both Medium and Large sizes available

- Local Mandarins & Navel Oranges are great value and great eating

- Bananas are looking dull in colour, but eating beautifully and plenty of supply available.

Vegetables

- Local Brussel Sprouts are in the middle of their season therefore they are at their best value now

- Green Beans are great value

- Zucchinis are in good supply and have come back in price

- Broccoli & Cauliflower, Pumpkins (all varieties) are great value and size.

Price Rises and Hard Lines

- Limes and both Lebanese and Continental Cucumbers are at premium prices due to colder weather in growing regions

- Avocados pricing extremely high and will continue to be expensive going forward

- Mushrooms facing challenging times for a few more weeks which reflects the high prices

- Sweet Corn, Baby Spinach, and Button Squash very expensive

-Seedless Watermelon are a little high in price this week

- USA Peaches and Nectarines have started, but remain expensive due to the import costs.

End Of Season

AUSTRALIAN WHITE SEEDLESS GRAPES ARE NOW FINISHED FOR THIS SEASON.

USA fruit will replace our Aussie grown fruit in the future but will be at a premium price.

Something New

Heirloom Cauliflowers

Fun Fact - Cauliflowers can grow between 8 to 30 inches in both height and width. Depending on the variety it can take between 50 to 265 days from planting the seed to harvest. Cauliflowers can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled.

ALL COLOURED VARITIES COME IN BOXES OF 6 AND ARE SOLD IN BOX LOTS ONLY.

Produce Origins

Product Origin

At JL King & Co. we endeavour to select and supply the best quality fruit and vegetable for our customers, regardless of produce origin within Australia. During change of season, we experience a change-over period where a lot of products typically sourced from one part of the country are now forced to be sourced from another part. Over the coming weeks we will work to highlight a number of these changes.

This week we look at Queensland. With the southern states in the middle of winter, Queensland becomes the state where most produce is grown this time of the year.

- All Herbs

- Capsicums

- Pineapples

- Bananas

- Wombok

- Lemons

- Beetroot

- Limes

- Ginger

- Zucchini

- Avocadoes

- Beans

-Snowpeas

-Tomatoes

- Lettuce

- Strawberries

Weekly Specials

Available until Tuesday June 30th, 2020.

Produce Price

Blueberries

$3.25 each

Jap Pumpkin

$0.80/kg

Carrots 1kg pp

$0.90 each

Cauliflowers

$2.00 each

Red Capsicums

$2.50/kg

Online ordering now available. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of this report, prices and supply can change due to market fluctuations and availability.